2020 GALLERY ARTIST
Limited Edition covid 2020 Snapshots
-- 2020 has been a particularly difficult for all of us. While I have been a full time artist since I retired from the University in 2000, most of this year I have not been able to create new work. I have been FROZEN. I kept a sketch book through it all and in early this fall I began to revisit those sketches creating 4""x4" glass tiles that explored my actions and feeling during my lockdown.
-- Working with my aggravations, denial, anger and fear, led me to creating these little moments. This is a limited edition series of images in a 2"x4" format. While there are a variety of snapshots, each image was done individually -- no two are exactly alike. All are signed.
-- Topics include personal protocols, and activities + plus some images from my emotional and creative lockdown + suggestions of the angst that went beyond the virus itself into policies and politics. If you are interested in seeing variation on these, email me and I'll send you additional images if they are available. Specific requests welcome. (email@example.com)
-- Each costs $20 including Michigan Sales Tax. Additional fee for mailing.
** Please Be Cautious and Be Safe. **
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About Maryellen Hains
Maryellen Hains is a multi-media artist working in southwestern Michigan. She has called Kalamazoo home since 1966 when she arrived from New York to teach in the English Department of Western Michigan University.
Hains is known for her eclectic style of jewelry, using a variety of materials and techniques. Many of her pieces are brightly colored with enamels or beads. Her images are drawn from literature, travel, dreams and the world about her. Her work can be very literal or organically/geometrically abstract. Included in her recent selections are uncut gemstones and found objects.
Hains’ glass designs include narratives from children’s literature, visions of Hildegard of Bingen, homage mid-20th century artists, still lives, birds and geometric abstractions.
Her fiber work includes painted silk hangings, large wall quilts and beaded elements in jewelry scale.
The imagery for all of Maryellen Hains’ work has developed on a continuum. She sees her work a JOURNEY in progress – where process is often more important than product.
For the past few years, she has been curating themed group shows of Kalamazoo area artists.
Maryellen Hains Studio
- 508 Prairie Avenue
- Kalamazoo, MI 49006