Marilyn Joyce 2016

Media: drawing, collage, mixed media

Address: 16835 NW Germantown Rd., Portland Oregon 97231 Show in Google Maps

Directions: Hwy. 26; exit 64: 185th Ave; LT onto 185th Ave.RT ( T at the stop) onto Germantown Rd. 0.9 mi to easement road; LT

Artist’s Statement: My art practice focuses on my deep appreciation of nature walking and maps. I use these experiences and information to explore the concept of landscape using contemporary drawing methods. Methods that include collage material use mark-making space and surface. Through walking I take in information to use for direct observation and also as impression and ultimately abstraction. Birds plants trees are interpreted as singular landscape objects. Grounded in their authenticity but extracted from their original setting they project a different meaning as they come to life on tea-stained paper. The wind rain earth seasons – a specific place all experienced and felt then translated. Color splashes mark-making across the paper or a gestural mark give rise to an abstracted hand-drawn map. Finally the collaged maps become fragmented places as the result of the physical act of sanding and layering materials. These processes are threaded into my work resulting in a tracki

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