For Fort Makers, Naomi Clark paints vibrant abstract compositions on fabrics that are then made into useable objects. As comfortable as the Yellow Two Hue Hand-Painted Canvas Ottoman is vibrant and beautiful, this stuffed sculpture is truly a piece of art to be experienced.
Materials: cotton canvas, fabric paint and polyester stuffing
Fort Makers is an art and design studio, inspired by the Bauhaus, that makes functional and interactive art. We create large-scale public art installations, as well as a wide variety of fashion and home products. Each piece reflects the unique hand of the artist and the energy and inspiration of the group. The vast array of objects we’ve made is a reflection of our overall goal: we aim to create a three-dimensional and immersive, visual world, or rather, an artistic brand.
Nana Spears Creative Director and Co-Founder of Fort Makers
Nana Spears curates and produces all projects at Fort Makers. Ten years spent working in the fashion industry provided Nana with invaluable information. She studied fashion as an art form and an industry. She also received an MA in Media Studies at the New School, where she studied film production and media theory.
Noah James Spencer Artist and Co-Founder of Fort Makers
Before working at Fort Makers, Noah mentored under furniture designers Patrick Townsend, Paul Loebach and Uhuru Design. He was raised in the mountains near Boulder, Colorado and he took great inspiration from the woods around him.
Naomi Clark Artist and Co-Founder of Fort Makers
Naomi Clark received her MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Her initial collaboration with Fort Makers, The Blanket Project, was a natural progression from the work she did for her thesis show. In her exploration of breaking free from the canvas, Naomi has painted blankets, lamp shades and pillows.