Tanya Clarke Liquid Light Sculptures

Tanya Clarke was raised in Ottawa, Canada. Born into an activist family, her father Tony Clarke, instilled a commitment to environmental conservation.

Clarke's "Liquid Light" sculpture series, which combines reclaimed plumbing and hand-sculpted glass drops illuminated with low-voltage lights, originated from this upbringing. An ongoing topic of conversation throughout her life, her work serves as a reminder that water is a precious commodity. The artist states: "The series was born out of a dedication to my father's inspiration, a desire to carry on his legacy as a tangible example in the conservation of water."

Tanya Clarke's "Liquid Light" sculptures are featured in galleries, museums and private collections around the world, including the collections of Justin Trudeau, Russell Crowe, Susan Sarandon, Seth Rogen and the Prince of Morocco.

A percentage of all "Liquid Lights" proceeds go towards the education and action on global water justice issues through the grassroots organization, The Polaris Institute.


A Mechanical Life - 56" x 19" x 11"
Sprayed - 33” x 20” x 8”
Ironsides - 27" x 9" x 9"
Stalagmite - 24" x 14" x 14"
Chromed Rain - 48" x 18"
Drips - 9" x 4" x 3" / 12" x 4" x 3" / 15" x 4" x 3" /
Eastwind - 16" x 9" x 7"
Blue Gold - 68" x 37" x 13"
Hurricane - 34" x 11" x 11"
Lola - 24" x 14" x 14"

Tide Series

The "Tide Series" was inspired by the artwork of Ed Moses (1926-2018), one of the central figures of postwar West Coast art.

This triptych incorporates brilliant colored glass drops mounted on slick aluminum bases. The water drops are juxtaposed in diagonal positions, defying gravity as the lights weave together to create natural and industrial impressions. Cobalt and aqua blues, fuchsia, and brilliant orange tones mirror on metal, representing the sun reflecting on the ocean at different times of day.

Five O'Clock In The Morning - 42.25" x 36" x 2"
Twelve O'Clock In The Afternoon - 42.25" x 36" x 2"
Eight O'Clock In The Evening - 42.25" x 36" x 2"


"Thirst" portrays the Los Angeles drought (2012-2017) and the corporate control over water.

Masks of 101 faces of L.A. County residents and those spending time in L.A., were created to represent the total population of just over 10,100,000 people in the region and their diverse reactions to the water crisis.

"Do not, my friends, become addicted to water. It will take hold of you and you will resent its absence." -Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)



2015 - “Electric Storm,” (solo exhibition), AFA Gallery, New York, NY

2015 - KAT & THEO, New York, NY

2014 - “Dirty Little Secrets,” AFA Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2013 - “17th Annual Collector’s Show & Group Exhibition,” AFA Gallery, New York, NY

2013 - “Eureka,” (solo exhibition), AFA Gallery, New York, NY

2012 - “Steampunkinetics,” AFA Gallery, New York, NY

2012 - “Le Chateau du Suquet,” Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France

2012 - 220 North 10th Street Building, Brooklyn, NY

2012 - The Future Perfect, Brooklyn, NY

2010-2012 - Altered Space Gallery, Venice, CA

2009-2012 - Bergamot Station: Lois Lambert’s Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

2011 - Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, SC

RedSky Gallery, North Carolina

CUBE Gallery: “Candela,” Ottawa, Canada

ReThink: Green, Los Angeles, CA

Museum Exhibitions

The National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA

The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, MA

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