Marnie J Blum

Marnie J Blum Multi-Media Artist

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My work is inspired by the human experience and driven by the need to make sense of both internal monologues and external dialogues. Each piece is a complex, multi-layered exploration of concepts and materials.  

At times it is an introspective encounter with one's innermost voice: our deepest desire for connection, the reality of separation, and the undying hope of our spirit. These works are pictorial stories that become universal – transcending gender, age, and ethnicity – through abstraction and symbolism. I often incorporate silhouettes to focus on human similarities rather than individual differences.

Other times my work focuses on the extrospective human experience; a stepping back or above to offer opinions and make bold statements about “hot button” issues. I approach the work in the same multilayered process but employ bold colors and graphic images to make a statement rather than tell a story. I use segmentation to emphasize that opinions, even mine, are only one point-of-view; a part of a whole.  

As a multi-media artist I am continually exploring different creative avenues such as photography, drawing, and design to hone my eye and encourage artistic growth. I believe tapping into other media adds to the dimension of my work.