Maelstrom, Flury, Serenity, Sail, Flow, Burst & Journey, 2009
16 x 20 inches
Fashion by Alexander McQueen
Being bold is an art.
Looking at everyday life in a different light can surely change your perception.
What Marilynne says about her process:
Gravitating between reality and abstraction, I am drawn equally to sculptural curves and geometric motifs, seeking order and beauty in chaotic times. The Discovery series blurs the lines between organic form and manufactured design in an opulent awakening of light, shadow and pattern. It's a serene journey into an intimate world, inviting unique interpretations dependent upon the viewer's mood and experience.
Painted with a camera, the series is printed in toned black and white, beckoning everyday objects to become animate. A lamp serpentines into a curvaceous nude, crystal droplets dance and dissolve into the ether, a silk chandelier bursts with raw emotion, a stairwell transforms into a woman's stocking-covered thigh, and a skylight opens a window to the soul. A silent room, a gentle breeze, a rhythmic sound can serve to quiet the mind. In these images, it is the emerging form that guides us into visual meditation.
Discovery is a personal Rorschach Test, an invitation to uncover fresh meaning on a well-traveled path. May we find therein whatever we need, whatever it is we seek.