Marilyn Holsing         Narrative paintings in mixed media on paper   
 
 
 
Artist Statement

 

      My work has always been narrative and figurative usually involving landscape elements.  This recent series tells the tale of a Young Marie Antoinette in modern times based on myth more than fact. Sometimes included in these narratives  are her maids or ladies in waiting and occasionally the stories are about them alone.  Miniscule strokes of paint akin to embroidery stitches in the earlier work create the images on paper. The surfaces are often eccentrically shaped.  My work with this mythic character has  led to three-dimensional work incorporating embroidery which was included in my installation at Gallery Joe titled "Le Vraie Histoire de Jeune Marie."  More recently I created two large cut and painted paper dioramas that incorporated video and sound which were included in my recent show at Gallery Joe 'Further Tales of Young Marie Antoinette'.  Videos of these dioramas installed in the gallery can be seen on Youtube by typing my name.

 I am also working on watercolors continuing the stories of Young Marie and her maids or sometimes the maids alone.  One of my interests is making prints which I have been doing with great enjoyment.

 
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