Mary Waltham was born and educated in England and after a career in international scientific and medical publishing, has returned to an early passion for art, recently completing a B.A (Hons) in Fine Art. Mary’s work reflects a powerful interest in expressing the fragility of our environment through the eyes of both scientist and artist. She works in a variety of 2D and 3D media, and a range of formats, often collecting and incorporating landscape materials such as mud, bark, moss, and wood in her works. Her intention is to bring the landscape to life and to spark new conversations about the environment. Mary Waltham’s work has been exhibited regularly in juried shows and is in public and private collections in the USA and Europe. Artist Statement The Question What have you done with what was given you, what have you done with the blue, beautiful world? Artistic expression about nature can be far more than an escape from human-centred reality. It can make a pressing commentary on the state of our planet, the politics and policies that shape public debate about our environment, and the questions we need to confront. My intention is to contribute to this rise in interest and to spark new conversations, by bringing the landscape to life through my work. After a career in science and science publishing, and as a biologist I bring a distinctly different perspective to ‘nature’ for inspiration. I work in a broad variety of 2D and 3D media chosen to express the particular character of the environments I choose. I often incorporate materials directly from the landscape in pursuing my intention to integrate ‘landscape’ with ‘environment’. My work is related to the themes of contemporary artists such as Richard Long, Tania Kovats and Therese Oulton but is distinctive in its firm roots in, and connection to both science and ecocriticism. Website: http://www.MaryWaltham.com Blog: https://marywalthamdotcom.wordpress.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marywaltham/?hl=en
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