Thought Hawker


The Thought Hawker™ is one of my portrait products: I make products which come in a flash of revelation, a moment when I see what an individual I have met either needs or should patent, personality-wise. These portraits are never meant to be mean spirited, by the way.

This piece was for someone who had thousands of great ideas and never had time to deal with all of them. So I made her this handy desk one could wear while walking so she could ideate on the way to work, maybe pass some of her ideas out to others on the way.

Sorry the images are so small, I need to track this piece down for a reshoot.

4″ by 14.5″ by 9.25″
January 2001
wood, paper, canvas, leather

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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 and 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.