MARK ABLIDGAARD

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 I have found inspiration in looking at the artifacts from many different cultures that are able to convey a sense of mystery about mankind’s existence through time.  I use images of totems, boats and figures in my work to explore ideas about the cycle of life and death.   I try to create archetypical images which are not culturally specific. In working with these images, I am seeking a way to combine ancient forms and my own life experiences.  I want my work to maintain a connection to the past and at the same time reflect a sense of the immediacy of the moment when glass, light and color interact.