Clinton Aerial Limited Edition Print Signed and Numbered by Mark Schreiber - $275.00 (print)
Olds of R. J. OLDS, INC.
commissioned Mark Schreiber to do a painting of the Clinton Red Mill,
the below painting. Although it is a very interesting painting, it was
Robert had in mind. Mark replied that he refused to do a painting of
Mill, as so many had already been painted. So, Robert asked the Clinton
Department if they would provide Mark with a perspective that had not
previously photographed or painted by allowing him to go 75 feet up in
via their aerial ladder truck. This creatively new approach resulted in
agreeing to explore the possibilities from 75 feet above
A Clinton Aerial print can be seen in the movie Turbulence. It is in the detective's office (normally the Stone Mill Gift Shop in the Hunterdon Museum of Art). During the filming in
This is the original Clinton painting. It depicts the artist's intrepetation of the past, present and future. At the time Mark painted this, Clinton had removed one of its greatest attractions: the ducks and geese. This was the result of merchants complainging about the constant reminders of there having been geese walking on the sidewalks. In this painting the artist represents the past in sepia tones. The present passing into the past is the center frame. While a man (on the right side) in the future looks into them. You will notice that some elements of the past extend into the future. These includes the legs of the man fishing on the Iron Pony Bridge. The boy is the artist's son and the man is Robert, the man who's corporation commissioned a painting of the Clinton Red Mill. In the center frame, of the present time of its being painted, the ducks and geese are walking into the past. Yet in the future they have returned. This includes several domestic geese that had been removed for being too freindly, seeking food in the pockets of people walking by.
Clinton, New Jersey's downtown streets are lined with cherry trees. Given the cooler climate in the area, they have usually bloomed during the last week of April and the first weekend of May. Now, as a result of a general warming trend, they are doing so during the last two weeks of April.
As the Clinton Aerial story above explains, this was not the painting envisioned by its patron. However, it is a very interesting one, and was accepted and paid for.