Gold Leaf Design Group

The Current Iowa features several sculptures by the Chicago-based Gold Leaf Design Group. In our lobby, we proudly feature Heartthrob and the Love Bench collection. This corner of the lobby is the perfect backdrop for both group photos and selfies! In our pool, you can spot another Gold Leaf creation – a bright yellow duck!

Above: Love Benches & Heartthrob, fiberglass and marble // Duck, fiberglass

Gold Leaf creates a wide range of products – check out their online catalogue, or find them on Facebook!

Scott Clark

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Above: Growing Apart, oil on wood, 48 x 24″

Scott Clark is from Illinois and is an artist across platforms. A skilled painter, Clark is also an avid photographer and dedicated musician. As a painter, Clark creates visual landscapes that are a fascinating combination of intimate and isolating. 

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Above: We Are Not Alone in This, oil on wood, 24 x 48″

The process behind these works involves the layering of many thin coats of oil paint. Over time, deep and varied compositions begin to form from the fields of color, and are broken up by the occasional variance in texture. 

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Above: An Offering, oil on wood, 24 x 48″

Many of Clark’s works are inspired by personal events, and expanded to reflect on the emotions that everyone experiences.  For more of Scott Clark’s paintings, check out his website below!

scottclarkartwork.com

Fun Fact: The earliest known oil paintings are Buddhist murals in Afghanistan from around the 7th century BCE. Oils did not become popular in the west until the 15th century.