Moxie's Online Gallery
here to go to the pictures
work of Mardi Wood
Wood, ceramist, contributed one of her images to Moxie's
online Women/Art issue. She is offering these drawings on
art paper, 18 x 24 unframed, for $40 each.
She writes of
I spend time in
Italy each year, visiting, absorbing, and making drawings
around the ruins. Herds of an ancient breed of cattle and
small bands of horses live together off wild grasses and
the leaves of indigenous plants and shrubs that grow in
the ravines, the savannas, and the pasture lands around these
ancient sites. Not wild, not domesticated, these animals
emanate a quality I cannot name.
Part of what I
do among them is study fresco tomb painting, Etruscan,
Roman and Fayuum portraits of women and men, their images,
scenes from their lives. In my work I explore the faces of
these women and men. Working with porcelain and paint, I
draw and re-draw, using my hands, brushes, chalks, and
pencils to make the images. Through this work, I give to
the women of history my image of them, and I draw from
these ancient sites an animal to express each woman's
soul, a totem, to layer myth and mystery between ancient
time and now.
As I recreate
them, their story becomes my story. Ancient images of
women are contemporary in their gaze.
ceramist, Bolinas CA
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is offering these drawings on art paper, 18 x 24 unframed,
for $40 each. contact email@example.com
for more info.