Sheltered Near the River, 1996

Mixed media

Exhibited:
1998 – Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
1997 – INTERVALS OF LIGHT: RECENT WORK BY MARCIA WIDENOR, Heckscher Museum of Art at Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
1996 – McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, Illinois1998 – Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon

This installation, inspired by birds’ nests, alludes to memory and light. Themes of birth, safety, and shelter are undercurrents that literally weave through her body of work. The empty nests bear the haunting memories of past occupants, and the passage of time as defined by light. To the artist, light defines form, and is inextricably linked to time and place. In drawing, and making marks, it is light that fills the void created by form.