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Clayton Moraga

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Rack
Locked archive for the artifacts of a failed revolution signified by a suppressed letter., 2009 Redwood, Steel, Canvas, Pine, Tape, Brass, Glass. 1.5'x2.5'x5' © Clayton Moraga 2009
Engine
Agrandized storage crate for the failed redemption of a small engine., 2006 Wood, Steel, Gasoline, Aluminum, Copper, Pine, Acrylic Paint 2'x3'x1.5' © Clayton Moraga 2006
Document
Presentation case for an encapsulated obession., 2007 Steel, Wood, Brass, Cedar, Paper, Leather. 7"x12"x14 © 2007
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Sealed case for a litany of cats., 2011 Paper, Steel, Cedar, Bone. 7"x7"x13" © Clayton Moraga
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Memorial for the remains of a feral predator., 2010 Paper, Steel, Cardboard, Bone, Wood 5"x5"x15" © Clayton Moraga
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Carrying case for a flawed expression of picnic plate encryption., 2011 Mixed - Paper, Aluminum, Steel, Glass, Plastic 12"x12"x8" © 2011
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Chandelier for a dining room preferential to calamari., 2009 Brass 36"x24"
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The Artist's Statement, 2016 Mixed 7"x9"x3"
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Reliquary for a detached art object in the shape of a table., 2010 Mixed- Oak, Cardboard, Salt, Aluminum, Bronze 24"x39"x14" © 2010
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Self portrait of the artist in a fragmented state., 2008 Mixed - Paper, Photographs, Sisal 16"x16"x1"
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Unfulfilled obligation regarding a coffee mug readied for immediate evacuation., 2011 Mixed - Soil, Canvas, Steel, Wood, Paper 12"x12"x20" © 2011
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Business Card, 2016 Paper 2"x3.5" © 2016
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CipherCard, 2010 Paper 2"x3.5" © 2010
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Lotus crate for a decorative high-pressure sodium lamp., 2013 Mixed - Wood, Steel, Glass, Canvas, Cedar, High Pressure Sodium 36"x13"x13"
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The Artist's Statement - case, 2016 Mixed - Cardboard, Steel, Aluminum, Wood 12"x14"x3"
20160926003011-ostomachion
The Ostomachion of Archimedes as expressed in a pair of screen doors., 2014 Mixed - Wood, Steel, Nylon 82"x36"x2" © 2014
Claytonmoragawwii
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Wellsona, CA
Birth year
7/14/1964
Lives in
Santa Clara, CA
Works in
Santa Clara, CA
Schools
San José State University, 1990, MFA
Representing galleries
Tags
mixed-media, surrealism, studio-lofts, photography, abstract, research, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Art focusing on the accretion of conceptual layers to create implied narrative, the seduction of mystery and how this impacts the perceptual evolution and physical survival of art objects over long periods of time.