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Plateau

RUN #:01202i
Type:Oil on Wood Panel
Size:12 x 12 x 1 Inches
Release:May 10, 2015
Run of:1
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"I first heard the song 'Plateau' by C. Kirkwood, on the Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged album some 20+ years ago. One of 3 songs the band covered by the Meat Puppets. The song interested me because I too used plateau as a metaphor. I would put it this way; Worthwhile endeavors such as the struggle to gain knowledge, success, or enlightenment, are like a tough uphill climb.

At various points along this climb there are rests, a plateau, where one can look back and reflect on how far you’ve come, acknowledge what you have accomplished, and enjoy earned rewards. The danger is in staying too long, believing that this is the goal itself, or being afraid to face solitude and uncertainty of the next ascent.

Kirkwood’s song adds an existential dimension, to this metaphor, the plateau is the mortal plain, and the road to reach it was paved by the lives of those that came before. There may be uncharted places to explore, there may be a spiritual realm, that is unknowable, but there is work to do while you’re here so you might as well enjoy it." - Clinton Snider

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This piece of original artwork is signed by the artist and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.

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Snider’s imagery is of the vacant shells of once vital and populated homes and factories now overgrown with weeds and full of broken and boarded up windows. Yet despite the state of decay, Snider infuses the work with a strong sense of hope. His use of color is lively and varied, bright but not overwhelming, creating a vitality for what in reality must be grayer scenery. The color provides a touch of sentiment a memory of a brighter past as well as forward thinking the promise of a better tomorrow. Whether a tree or a ubiquitous utility pole, each piece has a prominent vertical form, like a blossom reaching sunward in spring. Snider recognizes rightly that decay and growth are inseparable aspects of the cycle of life.

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