marci spier

untitled

untitled

oil on canvas

8ftx4ft


untitled 1

untitled 1

oil on panel

18x24

untitled 2

oil on canvas

48x48

untitled 3

oil on canvas

48x48


pantoum

pantoum

oil on panel

36x36

lost and found

lost and found

oil on canvas

36x48

about the series

18x24, oil on panel

"Looking out, looking in" is a balancing act of nurturing the past and nurturing what is becoming. The abstractions and reversed patterns use color and light to explore our experiences and complacency of wandering through time as specific, categorized people. Dueling thoughts of being a part of everything and belonging nowhere at all. The work explores being trapped and fully engaged in a feeling of being labeled in a place in time. Do we subscribe to labels or do labels ascribe to us? We find courage and power to step out of our metaphorical box only to step into another box.

The paintings explore existence with and without being boxed in to become an abstraction of what we were and what we can be. The work shows the importance of containing all of the elements of the boxes that surround us to create a new box. A blur of lines  connect experiences and colors that simultaneously contain all that was and all that is.