Live, Waste, Live at Future Tenant through May 30
Through meaningful repurposing of decayed matter and abstracted images of the human expression, my work serves as a signifier of the momentariness of the lives that humans live. Then again, these works also illuminate the cyclical nature of life. Humans belong to a natural universe that follows biological, chemical, and physical rules to infinitely regenerate itself. Caught up in day-to-day routines, people hardly contemplate their value and significance as temporary beings in a powerful cycle. Instead, people spend most of their time focused on other temporary material clutter around them. If people paused to consider the future of the material objects around them, they would realize that in time these objects could become artifacts with misinterpreted uses and misconstrued values. This reevaluation of human expression and objects produced by humans might make those who view my work feel small, and insignificant, but ultimately I intend for my audience to feel awed by the natural cycle of life. I want people to be able to confront the shortness of their lives, but also discover the power of the all-encompassing natural life cycle in which we exist.
To learn more about Marie and her work, please visit http://futuretenant.org/events/live-waste-live-artist-biostatement