Delicate lines on vintage mining maps are inspiration for this body of work. Added layers of rice paper marked with ink create an illusion of depth and connection.

There is a subtle reference to our relationship to our planet in these pieces. Marks dancing over the surface of the map echo the energy and spirit of natural forces that shape the land. Hand-drawn lines and gestures suggest a metaphor for man’s effect on our environment. My intent is a meditation on beauty, though, its underlying melancholy might be hard to ignore.

I’m drawn to use natural and handmade materials in my work. Some of the ink I use, I brew myself from walnuts gathered near my home in Albuquerque.
 

Large Square
Marianne Hall Large Square Mixed Media
Vigorous Response
Mixed Media
36"W X 36"H X 1-5/8" D

Ink, Rice Paper, Vintage Mining Map on Cradled Board

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Marianne Hall Large Square Mixed Media
Substantial Flow
Mixed Media
36"W X 36"H X 1-5/8"D

Ink, Rice Paper, Vintage Mining Map on Cradled Board - Currently on view at the Farmington Museum and Convention Bureau, Farmington, New Mexico through December 7th, 2019

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Marianne Hall Large Square Mixed Media
Meandering Shift
Mixed Media
36"W X 36"H X 1-5/8"D

Ink, Rice Paper, Vintage Mining Map on Cradled Board - Currently on view at the Farmington Museum and Convention Bureau, Farmington, New Mexico through December 7th, 2019

Contact Museum for Purchase / Reference Gateway to Imagination