Marisa Eichman in the Sieg Gallery
The Hunt for the Red Doe
This show is a view into a myth. Much like Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", it takes place during the course of one night in a forest. In the forest at night we leave civilization behind and find a place of challenge and transformation. Human nature converses with wild nature. When the dawn comes we leave the forest renewed, better, wiser. This show, a tale of one night in the forest in an alternate timeline, is the story of women helping each other to recover the forgotten ancient women's wisdom and power, and to carry out the healing of the world. This is a myth, one that was, one that already is, and one that may be.
I'm fairly new to painting - after taking a few classes with area artists, I committed myself in the Spring of 2013 to learning to paint. Since then I've mostly been self-taught, studying the works of the old and modern masters, experimenting to reproduce what I like about their techniques. I was especially inspired by the Baroque painters, such as Caravaggio and Rubens, in creating the works for this show.
I graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Psychology and am now a full-time artist. My continuing studies in philosophy, psychology, mythology, comparative religions, anthropology and ancient art and cultures are a big source of inspiration for me. Sincere thanks to my models (and muses) for this show: Tara Caimi, Elisha Halpin, Bromlyn Fitzgerald, Megan Moore, and Harriet Rosenberg.
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