The top and bottom portions of this abstract image share a palette but contrast sharply in visual texture and shape. The upper portion is a striped rectangle. The bottom portion, which reads as a dissolving extension of the top, grows increasingly amorphous and irregular in shape and uneven in color coverage as it proceeds toward the bottom of the composition, where it culminates in an expanse of blue reminiscent of eddying water or a shape-shifting cloud.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
Painter and muralist Clarence Wood was born in Philadelphia. He earned his BFA from Temple University, Philadelphia.
Wood is known for his public installation art and was hired in 1971 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Urban Outreach...