The art and life of Gerald Clarke.


Hi, my name is Gerald Clarke.  For those of you who’ve followed me along the way, this update has been a long time coming.  For those of you who have stumbled upon this site, let me tell you a bit about me and my work.

I am a mixed media artist working in a variety of medias including installation, video and performance.  When someone asks me what my medium is, my usual response is “kitchen sink.”  I’ll use whatever format, tools or materials that I can to get my point across most successfully. 

So, what am I about?  Well, I am an enrolled member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians.  I am very culturally active and strive to use my work to express what I think and feel as a contemporary indigenous person.  Don’t get me wrong- I’m not interested in reliving the past or trying to live up to America’s stereotype.  What I do is try to put my perspective out there and into the mix of contemporary thought.  I do not feel that a Native perspective is out of date.  On the contrary, it might be exactly what the world needs to consider in this day and age.