Being female is my greatest curosity. It is a never ending resource of joy & heartache that inspires me. My passion is working with materials that are unexpected as a vehicle for fiber making to explore this curosity.
My recent works consist of ephemera, insignificant things that were meant to only be enjoyed or used for a short time & then discarded. I cut up & sew back together these pieces of our history. Most recently, I have been sewing these pieces onto vinyl. When it is stretched it looks like glass. I then finish these pieces in coats of resin. I love the sewing & these disposable piece of history encased forever in this high gloss treatment.
Marilyn is a native Okie. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of Fine Arts she became a commercial artist working in the gift industry. In 2003 she co-founded The Girlie Show, an all female art festival that had a 10 year run in Oklahoma City that encouraged female creativity throughout the US. She then left her commercial art job and began a career as a visual artist in 2008. In 2009 Marilyn founded a branch of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School, a cabaret life drawing class that she ran for 3 years in OKC. You can usually find Marilyn at her sewing machine with vinyl or paper under the foot pedal or with a needle in her hand sewing on canvas.
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