Follow the Muse is both the business name and philosophical principle underlying the lives and the art of Marc Clements and K. Daphnae Koop.
Marc is a painter whose stone and wood sculpting informs and affects his work on canvas. Daphnae is a painter whose canvas is heavily textured, carved wood. Together they also create jewelry focusing on smooth beach stones gathered on the shores of Lake Superior. The Voice of the Muse is often elusive; the art of following is the focus of our work.
We also feature guest artists in our gallery space. We have a very specific vision and focus, and concentrate on work that is unusual and experimetal. Our artists tend to be materials-based; allowing their materials to dictate the outcome of the piece rather than striving toward a specific vision. Most of what we show is rich with texture and color, and the materials show their true nature in spite of the alterations made by the artist. Much of the work in our gallery is rough and raw instead of being more polished, and the hand of the artist is always apparant in the finished work.