Ardor Arbiter Starter Kit

Art

The Ardor Arbiter is a simple device wherein the user gives out citations of sincerity to others, using the enclosed stickers and magic marker. This helps the user develop his/her ability to detect sincerity and thus become better at eventually judging his/her own.

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Dimensions: 6.5″ x 3.5″
Framed: 18″ x 12″
Medium: mixed media
Completed: February 2008

The original inspiration for this piece was the phrase: “hole where your heart should be.” I was trying to find a way to express that visually–here is a shot from that ideation.

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Libby Clarke is an artist, designer, and educator living in Maplewood, NJ. She received her BFA in Printmaking from James Madison University and her MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Professionally, Libby has worked as an interaction art director for over 15 years for such companies as Agency.com and Scholastic.com. She was an Assistant Professor at the New York College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. She also served as the Director of the Studio School of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. As an artist, Libby has produced a series of multi-media conceptual products under the name Monstress Productions since 1996. She gives workshops and lectures across the United States on the intersection of art, activism, and technology, and her pieces are exhibited and collected internationally.