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                J. CLAYTON BRIGHT
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  Bright continues
to challenge himself. He’s also
a painter, but
he’s given more time to the three- dimensional side of his work. “There’s more freedom in painting than in sculpting,” he says.
It’s a short walk from the unmarked studio past an old farmhouse to a compound that’s been made into a gorgeous home with flowing water and a small pond. Two dogs and a self-assured black cat await his arrival.
The Bright home connects the remnants of an old stone schoolhouse and a barn. It features floor-to-ceiling glass looking out across a small creek and open fields in the distance. “I had to tell our architect, Richard Buchanan, that I really meant it when I said I wanted all glass,” Bright laughs. “He was thinking more Pennsylvania farmhouse.”
The interview over, Bright excuses himself to go back to his studio. There, a patient crow is awaiting Bright and the completion of his closeup. TH
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