PMW GALLERY


MARQUIS, MARCIA
Art Under Pressure
December 2, 2012 - January 13, 2013




Standing Dog     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012





Sitting Dog     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012





Myself & I     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012





Gray Door     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012





Asphalt     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012





On the Stairs     20 x 30"
photograph
Edition 1 of 10
2012



   
Artist's Statement

I see all humans as artists. I am daily in the presence of young children, the purest of artists who are sublimely open to the inspiration that comes from the spiritual world. They are compelled by that which inspires them to create, whether it be with a stick, a stone, a piece of yarn or a paint brush, their bodies moving in dance or their voices singing a song or through play with one another. 

           

From time to time I have felt moved during the years to create something through the visual arts. Something beckons me and if I am open, I am inspired. I have worked in oils and a palette knife, scratching and scraping as if hunting for something as yet undefined. I have done a series with paper and thread, intrigued by the many possibilities in the various positions of the thread.

 

For these photographs I used a smart phone to capture images of myself reflected in shadows on the urban walls of New Haven. When I saw these images in the eye of the camera, they surprised me. There is something familiar, yet reflecting the darker side of me, which these pictures explore. The act of creation, in this case, is in the alchemy between the eye of the camera and the moment of stillness that it has captured in the shadow portrait. The sun and the light, the urban backdrop, and my positioning of myself, all play a part.




Biography

I see all humans as artists. I am daily in the presence of young children, the purest of artists who are sublimely open to the inspiration that comes from the spiritual world. They are compelled by that which inspires them to create, whether it be with a stick, a stone, a piece of yarn or a paint brush, their bodies moving in dance or their voices singing a song or through play with one another. 

           

From time to time I have felt moved during the years to create something through the visual arts. Something beckons me and if I am open, I am inspired. I have worked in oils and a palette knife, scratching and scraping as if hunting for something as yet undefined. I have done a series with paper and thread, intrigued by the many possibilities in the various positions of the thread.

 

For these photographs I used a smart phone to capture images of myself reflected in shadows on the urban walls of New Haven. When I saw these images in the eye of the camera, they surprised me. There is something familiar, yet reflecting the darker side of me, which these pictures explore. The act of creation, in this case, is in the alchemy between the eye of the camera and the moment of stillness that it has captured in the shadow portrait. The sun and the light, the urban backdrop, and my positioning of myself, all play a part.











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