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Into Existence

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These are three of my resent pieces, they are paintings that have grow out of drawings or even doodles; just seeing what will come out when I let go of control. I am really enjoying using the pigments that James gave me, it is such a different experience to squeezing paint out of a tube.

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Salmon run 1 Mixed Media on Canvas Marianne Slevin 2009

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Salmon run 2 Mixed Media on Canvas Marianne Slevin 2009

Please excuse the shine!

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Into Existence Mixed Media on Paper Marianne Slevin 2009

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Written by Marianne Slevin

9 December, 2009 at 12:46 pm

The studio Battle round one (again)!

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The prep talk in Artist’s studio at The Secret Gallery

 

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View of art work in progress drying on floor of studio mixed media on canvas by Marianne Slevin 2009

 

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Detail of the Mixed Media on Canvas  above

 

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Detail 2 of the Mixed Media on Canvas above

 

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Detail 3 of the painting above

 

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Detail 4 of the drawing above

 

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Detail 5 of the Artwork above

Today, I decided to get back into making some realer art, by “realer” I mean physical, messy art! Getting your hands dirty! This art piece is half way between a painting and a drawing. It turned out to be at least partly to do with the yearly salmon run: where they go back to the same place they were born, to lay their eggs. I think it is amazing! Apparently they can recognise even a couple of drops of water in gallons and gallons of other water, from their home place and they follow that stream all the way back.

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28 November, 2009 at 8:01 pm

The space between order and chaos

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Much of the work I make explores the space between poetry and absurdity and order and chaos, it is along this shoreline that I find many great things happen; the surfers playground between deep ocean and land. Chaos is converted to order then back into chaos. ¨Journey to the moon, between two worlds astronauts sing¨.

I am fascinated by words and the ancient three lined, 17 syllabled Haiku poetry. Matsuo Bashō is one of my favourites. I have spent many years attempting to write my own versions of Haiku. In the mixed media on board pieces, Forty days travelling in India and Travels in Thailand you can see some of these Haikus. I also use text as an important aspect of the work. Such as in the painting Open your heart then open it some more and in We, where it says We both think something different but we both think the same. I see words as being very powerful and sometimes I prefer to write something meaningful to get a message across and leave the associated imagery up to the viewers imagination.

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Written by Marianne Slevin

19 August, 2008 at 2:27 pm