drawings and prints, sitka center for art and ecology residency, 2017

drawings and prints, sitka center for art and ecology residency, 2017

marsha slomowitz

In making visual work, I mine fragments drawn from the natural world, sciences, ethnology, and a variety of texts, looking for connections. Fragments seem natural in a world broken into technology-driven time bytes, so accelerated that we have forgotten how to stop, feel the earth beneath our feet, pay attention to what drives the complexities of the soup of life we flow through each day.

Recent prints and drawings play with how scale and portraiture effect our perceptions, and how the architecture of plants echo human characteristics. Observing the elegant intricacies of what we might overlook or judge as insignificant (a seedpod or leaf), how context can transform these and bring them to our attention, sustains my human kinship with the natural world.

MARSHA SLOMOWITZ co-founded Corvidae Press, a 40-member non-toxic printmaking studio at Centrum Arts in Washington State, after a printmaking residency there. Designer, illustrator, painter and printmaker, she attended Rhode Island School of Design and Alfred University and worked in the ethnographic collections of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. Marsha currently designs books and printed matter for the NY publishing industry and arts non-profits. She has traveled extensively, exhibited and taught in New England, New York and the Pacific Northwest, where she now resides.