Waiting for Snow, 30"x30", acrylic, Dura-Lar on paper, 2016 copyright Mary Zeran, available
I've been doing a lot of writing lately.
Trying to get all the stuff that inspires me down into a 200 word paragraph has always been difficult. There's something about the word limit that paralyzes me. Plus, there's the fact that in my head, the words need to be swanky, or sound intelligent. All this fussing and parameters do nothing for my confidence.
These two pieces and the below "narrative" are the first time I've talked about how science influences my work. I'll be writing more about this in the future, but until now....
"Mary Zeran’s (born 1964) paintings are like an imagined microscopic world. By mixing different viscosities of paint onto polyester film, she exploits surface tension to produce organic shapes that mirror cells during division. Multiple sheets laminated together form passages of obsessively layered, intensely colored patterns only found in her imagination."
It Was Exhilarating, 30"x30", acrylic, Dura-Lar on paper, 2016 copyright Mary Zeran, available