Thursday, 29 March 2018

Bahara / Blossom







2017

A short film I worked on with my friend Nikita, based on our love of art and dance, respectively.


Diptych of an Abandoned Youth





150x43cm.
2017
Made on scrap wood, using a mix of acrylic, oil pastel, pencil and old sketches on school paper. 
Based on conflicting emotions regarding the self and the future. As a result, I chose to mix various styles, with both traditional and imaginative representations of the body and flowers, to parallel the mature and whimsical sides of the growing personality. 

Monday, 19 September 2016

A Look Within // acrylic on canvas board





This is one of those paintings I'm not really certain why I created, but I do love it. It's not really meant to make a statement about what it means to tweeze your eyebrows, but rather to just exist as it is. It's just the image of a girl (myself), looking at herself while performing a rather unimportant, yet oddly personal ritual. It's a fragment of daily life that shows how even the shortest moments alone should be cherished and appreciated, especially considering the sometimes overwhelming noise or influence of one's social surroundings. 

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Curaçao



Shete Bokas National Park 

                                        









Floating Market - every day, in dowtown Willemstad, a line of boats opens shop and Venezuelan vendors sell their fragrant, colourful delicious fruits to passing locals and tourists.



Downtown Willemstad








Christoffel Park 









                   

By the Sea














Sunday, 3 January 2016

L'Été no.2: La Playita


The second painting I made following my summer getaway in PEC is this one of my cousin Pauline, as she elegantly sat in the shade, protected from the hard hitting sun. Her skin's as light and freckly as mine, if not more. She was in full hippy mode, with the scarf she bought off the streets of New York from a cheap illegal vendor wrapped round her curly auburn hair, her bathing suit undone to avoid tan lines, her colourful blankets and the thin cigarette smoking away between her bony fingers (at least she protected herself from skin cancer, right?). The picture from which this painting was inspired is one of my favourites. I think it sums up an ideal summer day for me: a calm, peaceful day spent with people I love but hardly ever see (they live in France), by Lake Ontario, frolicking in the water, eating chips out of the bag and reading in the shade.
As I write this, the maple tree outside the large bay windows in my room is covered with a thin layer of snow. A glass-like layer of ice envelops the dainty branches. My heater's broken and my toes are rubbing against each-other under the thick blankets on my bed to keep warm. Yet I just finished La Playita, named after my friend Claudia's comment on the original picture I posted of this scene on Instagram (really deep meaning there, I know), and I feel as if it's thirty degrees and sunny outside.


Marianne 

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Kimi Portraits 5/12/2015

A dog is a man's best friend, they say. Well my best friend apparently hates me, if that's the case. But that's all right, I love him anyway. Kimi's also my favourite pillow (that is, when he agrees to cuddle), my most adorable walking partner and my best model. As any normal human would, I spent my time having a photoshoot with my dog the other day, and I love some of the pictures of him!









Marianne



Bahara / Blossom

2017 A short film I worked on with my friend  Nikita , based on our love of art and dance, respectively.