A “chalk board wall” on the west side of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., is a $1.9 million piece of realist art.
The art was created by a Pennsylvania artist, Thomas E. Clements, who is credited with inventing the term chalkboard.
He is best known for the work of a chalkboard wall at the University of Pennsylvania, which is now home to a museum devoted to the artist.
The sculpture of a clock on the wall in Washington is an extension of his work at the university.
Elements first created chalkboard walls in the early 1900s.
But he took his idea a step further, with the first wall of his art at the U, which opened in 1901.
It featured a clock in an oval shape with a date window in the center.
In the last quarter of the 20th century, Elements began to develop an artistic version of the wall.
The work depicts a group of men on horseback on a cliff overlooking a small river.
In front of them is a figure of an old man with an axe, and in front of him are the words “Chalk Wall.”
In a caption on the sculpture, Erikson wrote: “This is a small piece of art, made for a group for whom the idea of the chalkboard was new.
A small group, no doubt, but one that has lived with the idea, with its sense of wonder and its need to express themselves, through art.
It was a large canvas, but I felt it had to be small.
I chose to make the clock smaller so it could be viewed from a distance, which meant it would be more visible.”
Elements said he started out with a sketch of the “Chickens Cave” from “The Lost World,” which he called a good starting point for the wall, but quickly became drawn to the work as a “Chock Art.”
He says it was important for the sculpture to be “one of the things that was always around you.”
Erikson said the idea for the art came to him while working on a project with his wife, Ann, that involved using chalk to create a chalk board in a cave.
He says he felt a responsibility to help the cave be preserved and that he hoped to bring art back to a place where it belonged.
He said he decided to create the wall when he visited Pennsylvania in the 1990s and found the art in a gallery.
He said he hoped that by having it in the gallery, the work would become part of the culture and that it would also help the people who worked there to feel proud of the art they made.
Clements said the art is not an attempt to glorify the artist, but to show that he has a deep respect for the artist and their work.
The chalk board wall was meant to be an homage to his mother, Eileen Clements.
He also wanted to show the artists ability to draw something in the style of a “chicken in a bowl.”
He said the piece has had a lasting impact on him.
He told The Wall St. Journal that he hopes it will be a permanent fixture in the National Mall, and hopes that it will become a place of refuge for those who want to see the art.
He plans to do more work in the future.