Friday, October 7, 2011

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Dynamic Symmetry, October 7-Oct 30, 2011, featuring the work of Kimberly Convery, Patrick Corrigan, Karen Gelardi, Clint Fulkerson, Max Leon, Katie Schier-Potocki, Alex Rheault, and Shoshannah White. Featuring a musical performance by AWAAS (Zachary Howardand Eric Brackett). The show opens from 5-10 and there will be food from Tandoor of India, Brian Boru and beverages from D.L. Geary Brewing Co.

Hope to see you there for the opening Friday October 7, 5-10 @ 3 Fish Gallery, 377 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, Maine.

Scatterplot, 2011, 10" x 10", Graphite on Paper Mounted to Panel

Friday, September 2, 2011

Intimate Abstraction at Rose Contemporary

Featuring work by Judy Allen, James Chute, Clint Fulkerson, Jessica Gandolf, Penelope Jones, Tanja Kunz, Greg Murr, Bridget Spaeth, Ling-wen Tsai, and Henry Wolyniec.

Opening Reception Friday September 2nd 5-8pm

Show runs through October

Rose Contemporary
492 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04101
Open Wed through Saturday 1-6

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Triangle Cube Ink Painting

I sharpened the end of my watercolor brush to a point so I can drop just a little ink into one corner of each wetted triangle area. The alignment of the parts is imperfect because I didn't sketch anything out at first, I just went at it with a brush- one end for applying water, the other for dropping ink. I started out thinking of a different form entirely but it's exciting for me when my initial idea changes as a piece grows.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Four drawings I made at work

I made these four sketches in the past few weeks. I've been saving drawings like these (made on the back of 'spoilage report' sheets from my optical lab job) for over four years and I have about 2000 of them. Not all of them are good, a lot are just grocery lists or random ideas.

I'm compelled to record my thoughts during the spare moments between verifying eyeglass prescriptions.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Another "bitmap" drawing

One of the rules for making these is that squares and rectangles can only touch at the corners.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New drawings based on the square, instead of the triangle

Last Wednesday I participated in Draw Your Face Off #2 at Space Gallery. I sat at a table, drew whatever came to mind for three hours. Each time I finished a drawing I walked up and clipped it to the wall, and then people could just take it off the wall and buy it for 20 dollars. I did this again on Friday the same week because I had a lot of fun the first time. I made 11 drawings total and at least 8 have sold so far and I have no record of any of them.
These drawings here on this blog post were made just after DYFO2. I feel like the live drawing event pushed me into new territory. Not very far forward, maybe even a step back into 8 bit video game land, or into two bit land, a world of black and white, (or one thing and another thing.) I've been using black and white for a while but now it's really real.

...even if brown is the new white.
I have no idea where this is going but it's definitely going.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Draw Your Face Off 2, Space Gallery, June 1 & 3

These are some sketches in preparation for the second Draw Your Face Off event at Space Gallery. I'm not sure if I'll make drawings like this, but it'd be nice to do something quick and new for me.
Also, I think using little squares is a natural progression from using little triangles.
I like how much these look like early computer graphics and video games, also like Conway's Game of Life, which is always in the back of my mind.
I use the width of the marker as the smallest unit of measurement, and build from there.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Exciting DOTS!

This is another layer upon what I did the other day. The addition to the program is: leave no dot unconnected, try not to leave any lone white dots if you can.

Monday, May 16, 2011

stippling experiments

These aren't really experiments, I just called them that because it's a new method for me. These images are details of one drawing that I'm making using one inch squares as different fields, and each field has different rules for placement of dots using an ink pen on paper.
The bottom left square's rules were: place dots in a random array, continually assess the visual qualities of the dots for the emergence of tonal density or imagery, avoid overt imagery but make a pleasing formal arrangement. Basically, just doodle with dots.

The upper right square's rules were different, they were: place dots evenly until uniformly dark value is achieved. Eventually individual marks will leave pathways and subtle areas of extra density, without much focus.

I've got a dozen or so squares to fill with dots in various ways, and I think in the end this drawing will be a rewarding exercise and an interesting piece.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Zaxxon, my first video game

This picture of me says so much. I guess I'm 3 or 4 years old. 1983 or '84. Wheaties and Zaxxon on the table. I'm either making beautiful music on a plastic lute or sucking on a pacifier beyond "okay". I clearly have to pee. Yes, I am wearing robot pajamas.
Zaxxon must have been enjoyable, maybe even a formative experience after looking at these pictures my Mom just brought over. I really don't remember the game at all. Here is a description of the handheld version I'm playing with from the handheld museum.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

water dripped on my monitor, white background

I always forget that when I see white on a screen it is a balance of RGB. I see black in there too, which holds it all together, but until now I thought that was a CMYK thing.

This is just a close-up photo of my monitor with my generic point and shoot camera. Water automatically acts as a lens.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stippled drawing finished- Genus 4

I'm thinking of each repeated form as representatives of different species of the same genus. This is an imaginary taxonomic chart.

This is the first piece in the Genera series, unless I abandon the whole thing. It's called Genus 4 because there are four forms, and I'm thinking Genus 1, 2, 3 would be displayed before this one in an exhibit.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

new population maps

The map of the world has been redrawn in a new atlas which uses population rather than land mass to illustrate the size and shape of each country. Researchers from the University of Sheffield created the online atlas of 200 maps using distribution data to demonstrate population distribution and density.

Worldmapper's website is here:

I found out about this by Googling 'us population map' and ending up at the Rockstar blog here:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stippled Drawing- in progress

The way I look at it each dot represents a population of one thousand people on this weird map. You can only imagine what they're going through.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Portland Phoenix Article

There's an
article in the Portland Phoenix about the PMA Biennial, my drawings are mentioned, here's what they said:

"Clint Fulkerson's graphite drawings are gorgeous. His 'Division Series' meditates on the process of mitosis and is suggestive of broader binaries. These contained works really emphasize the artist's hand, his ability to infuse structured and mathematical forms with an organic vitality with unwavering control."

Thursday, April 7, 2011

asymmetric Rorschach test sketch

This is a sketch I did at work, figuring out a different way to systematically develop density starting with a geometric framework. I think it looks like a camel, a map of an island, and like a deformed roasted chicken.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Window installation, First Friday, Pickwick Press

Here's me hanging my acrylic on polyester painting the other day. It looks kind of like a shower curtain but I still like it. The Opening for this exhibit at SMFA is 5-8pm during the First Friday Art Walk:
Also stop by Pickwick Independent Press at 526 Congress Street for our grand expansion celebration! I haven't been as active at the press as of late, but I am still a proud member and hope to see a lot of folks stop by!