Ode to a Grecian Urn
Ode to a Grecian Urn reflects Clark’s fascination with both history and literature. In this instance, ancient Greece and John Keats poem of the same title. He strives to create forms, inspired by ancient cultures that continue to appeal to contemporary sensibilities and express a universal appeal that crosses over barriers of language and beliefs. Clark shares Keats’ conviction that a simple object can reflect a wisdom far beyond itself. As Keats concludes his Ode:
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
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