WORKS ON PAPER

MIXED MEDIA

SCULPTURE

GAEA SUITE Mixed Media Sculpture

 

MARIANNE COURTENAY : ARTIST’S STATEMENT

 “I’m inspired by the natural world around me and how we relate to it.  The passage of time, how things change with the weather and the cycle of hours, days and seasons, and the ways in which we respond to and interact with these changes. What we remember and what we forget. What we value and what we dismiss or fail to understand. What we notice and what passes unseen and unheeded. What’s ephemeral, what endures, and how things transform.

Wherever possible in the making of my work – prints, mixed media pieces and sculptures, I utilise and incorporate elements of my subject matter – leaves, sticks, bark, sand, imprints left by animals and insects and traces of human presence, fragments of lost worlds and past lives – rusty metal, shards, old papers and texts”.