Marla Fields 2011
My art is about history. It comes from a spiritual place within. Layer upon layer, building up and tearing down: eventually the right equation that translates the visceral. My work is a narrative movement of shapes and colors with the hope that it engages the viewer in their own respective journey of life. Using paint, threads, recycled work, I build my surface and create my environment. Combining quirky shapes and creating texture is part of the rhythm of my work. Mostly I don’t know at first what the message is, it comes with time, a little bit of torture, intense thought and hopefully a release from the cerebral with the focus on core emotions. This body of work is about movement and the freedom of choice and change. It is highly charged with heightened feelings, even when the colors are subdued, passion is present and inner strength is steadfast.