I am often inspired by the music I play in my studio. Sometimesthelyrics bring forward an image or an idea that must be made manifest. In the case of “Exposed” the lyrics were so key in the development of my concept that I wrote them on the canvas.
This piece is a figurative representation of our emotional being, drawing attention to the fragility of our heart unprotected by the bones that surround it.
Published in Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media, September 2013
Received Special Recognition in Light Space & Time's All Women Competition, April 2014
Featured in #seemetakeover, Times Square, NY, July 2014
24" x 36"
acrylic, ink, tissue, polymer clay, pastels, marker on canvas, framed
Poem within the silhouette:
the heart, just a muscle? no. so much more. capable of great strength and utter fragility. we protect it. we hide it. but only in offering it does if feel whole. a gift meant to be given.
- Marnie Blum
24" x 30"
acrylic, hand-stamped tissue, ink, polymer clay, pastels on canvas, framed
Hope-Full is a figurative representation of the ever enduring hopeful spirit that lives in each of us. When the chaos of the world around us is dragging us under it is the child inside, holding our heart like a balloon that inspires us to go on.
The Space Between
18" x 24"
acrylic, paper, ink, pencil on canvas, framed
The Space Between is about the distance that often lies between our minds and hearts, our limitations and desires, ourselves and another, or what we want and what we need. I draw attention to this space because it often goes unrecognized or unacknowledged. It is only when we pay attention to the spaces in our lives then we can close the gap and be fulfilled.
Between The Lines
11.5" x 11.5"
acrylic, ink on melamine, framed
Between The Lines, as in where the lines are blurred, where the shades of gray exist, where things are not clearly one way or the other, that is where life truly happens.
SOLD, private collection
16" x 20"
acrylic, ink, metallic wax rub, paper on canvas, framed
"Thawing" is a physical representation of the metaphorical thawing or melting of one's heart. That point when we let our guard down and welcome love.
*This piece was donated to For The Love Of Art Charity Fundraiser to benefit the Visual Art Exchange, Feb. 2015
18" x 24"
acrylic, inks, watercolor
"Creation" is not necessarily about religion or the creation of anything in particular though it certainly could be perceived as such. It is more about the beginning, going from nothing to something, the beauty and magic of starting something new.
Heart In Hand
7" x 14"
acrylic, ink, tissue paper
Heart in Hand is a piece about offering yourself wholly. Whether you are an artist, an entrepreneur, a lover, a parent, or a friend, there is a line you cross when you are present fully and whole-heartedly. It can be a scary and isolated experience however, the rewards of being "all-in" cannot be gained any other way.