Ar Photography, poetry & video by women of maturity
LONG ROBE Hand sewn organdy and silk with drawing, collage and printed image, 2013 55″ x 25″ x 6″
Marion Held is a figurative sculptor, but instead of depicting the body in a literal sense , she is interested in its representation as a metaphor. This group of work, the DRESS PROJECT is ephemeral; hanging freely in the air, anatomical images are drawn on sheer fabrics as they move with air currents catching light in unexpected ways.
FLYING HOME, Parachute, silk, organdy, stoneware, drawing and printed images, 72″ high, width and depth variable, 2015
FLYING HOME (BACK), Parachute, silk, organdy, stoneware, drawing and printed images, 72″ high, width and depth variable, 2015
Marion Held’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from: NJ State Council on the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellows Award & Dodge Foundation. She was invited artist to TDG10 International symposium in Dakar, Senegal (2014), TDG4 in Tambacounda, Senegal & the Beer-Sheva International Biennale, Israel.