Ancestral Sea 36" x 40" mixed media on incised panel - Barbara Harnack 2016

In 1980 Barbara Harnack graduated Parson's School of Design and moved to Malden Bridge, New York with her eventual husband Michael Lancaster, a ceramic artist. For the next thirty five years she would focus on clay and mixed media, frequently painting on the surfaces of her earthy ceramic canvases. In the latter half of 2015 all that would change when she decided to focus on painting, treating panels as if they too were clay.

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