“Is not impermanence the very fragrance of our days?”-Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Living barely on grid in northern New Mexico, my 3D biotic, grid installations are informed by cellular, landscape and celestial patterns. Using raw, natural, site-relevant materials, my processes include deterioration, weathering, and intricate handwork to develop the work over time, but the works are inherently impermanent, attached with only tension and gravity. (no glue, wire, etc.) They are an integration of my experience and surroundings into the work, and the work into the environment, as lightly and sensually as possible. The only intentional residues of my work are beauty and emotion.

 

Construction materials and pigments are derived from one plant, specific to the land on which i live: tall-tumble-mustard. Pigments and material tones are made by soaking, charring and rubbing the tall tumble mustard plant parts.

 

Pigments used in my sketchbook are supplemented with other plant material, daily coffee remnants and refillable ink pen. In both my sculptural and sketchbook practices, i chronicle visual and sensual expressions of my engagement with physical, intellectual and emotional surroundings. This work is grounded in continuous research and supported by detailed documentation of my process. The intention of this work is to honor vulnerability, impermanence and cycles of life on our planet. 

 

intention: to inspire eternal love for ephemeral nature.

c marquez