Artist: Marilyn Henrion
Title: Oculus, NYC
Attribution: Oculus, NYC....2020, Marilyn Henrion
Materials: cotton, thread
Image Statement: As a native New Yorker, my work has always been deeply rooted in the urban geometry of my surroundings. The presence of the human hand upon the landscape expresses our eternal yearning for immortality, evidence that says “I was once here”. Much as Edward Hopper did in the 20th century, I synthesize and transform the “facts” of the material world to reflect my experience of a particular place.The works are composed of my digitally manipulated photographs which are pigment printed on fabric and meticulously hand-quilted to reinforce the presence of the human hand. The overlapping concentric circles of the quilting design symbolizes the ethereal nature of our presence on the landscape....here for a moment and then gone, while the structures remain.