Clif Travers is a visual artist and writer living in Portland, Maine. He did his graduate work in painting at the Massachusetts College of Art, and received his MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast. His interactive sculptures and paintings have been shown throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Peru, Italy, and Cuba. His writing has appeared in Dime Show Review, Underwood Press, Crack the Spine Anthology, The Bell Coffin Journal, and Freeze Frame Fiction. His collection of linked short fiction is being published by Down East Books in 2023. His next project, Evidence of Angels, is to be a YA novel with artwork.
He is currently working on two art projects. The “Medicine Cabinets” is a series of viewer-manipulated boxes that comment on social illnesses and their possible cures. Each box was inspired by the answer to one question. “What is a social problem that could easily be cured by all of us?” The result will be twelve boxes—some wall-hung, some free-standing, and one walk-in—that discuss the possible solutions.
Recently, he began a second project titled, “The Trees.” They are mosaic trees painted on salvaged wood products, glass, and large tree fungi. Words are painted or etched into the images. This project was inspired by his residency at The Fiore Art Center in Jefferson, Maine.
Clif currently lives in Portland, Maine with his dog Ollie.