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Artist Marnie Jain


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Biography


Marnie is a Boston-based artist who works primarily in the medium of collage. Using magazine cuttings of color as her “paint” she creates figurative images and scenes of her own imagining. 

 
Flora and fauna have long been the subject of her works, which she attributes to a childhood spent outdoors, catching frogs or fireflies, observing insects, and tending to wild birds.  Nature is abundant but often hidden by camouflage or stillness.  Similarly, her collages  draw the viewer in using both readily visible as well as obscured images. 
 
While she approaches her work with intention, she believes that a collage knows where it wants to go, what it wants to become.  In her poppy collage (Sky Wild) the bee that might normally go unnoticed as a small insect among the vibrant reds, decided to fly forward and present himself as the primary focus.  The elements of her work, from colors to objects, all have a voice in the process. Her challenge as the artist is to listen to what they say.  
 
As she listens and pieces her collages, tales develop. Her mind occupies itself with imagined contexts and story lines that go beyond the image, so that the finished collage is a snapshot to a larger story that the canvas cannot capture.

 
 
 
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