C Marquez


“Is not impermanence the very fragrance of our days?”-Rainer Maria Rilke


Living barely “on grid” in northern New Mexico, my 2-3D installations are imbued with biotic grids informed by cellular, landscape and celestial patterns. Using reclaimed and biological materials for my foundations such as discarded textiles, found rust items, dried plants and hand made paper, I employ processes of deterioration, weathering, and intricate hand-work to develop the work over time, but it is inherently impermanent. It is an integration of my experience and surroundings into my work, and my work into the environment, as lightly and sensually as possible. The only intentional residues of my work are acts of beauty and emotion.


Pigments and pastes are made from elements of daily existence: tumble mustard, carbon, rust, coffee, berries, chili, sage and wheat. These materials and processes are also used in my sketchbook practice where I chronicle visual and sensual expressions of my engagement with my physical, intellectual and emotional surroundings. My work is grounded in continuous research and supported by detailed documentation of my process. The intention of my work is to honor vulnerability, impermanence and cycles of life on our planet.