Jean-Marie Salem-Hartsuck

TITLE: La Marissa (Marassa), for Ossuary
DATE: 2013
MEDIUM: cedar, pine, sharpie, copper, bone and rope
DIMENSIONS/RUN TIME: 20″ X 13 7/8″
DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: My Art has always included symbolism, repetition, bones and found objects. I use symbolism because symbols conceal their meaning to those who know nothing of it and reveal parts to those who are familiar with the symbol. In this case, the symbol is for the Voudun Lwa La Marissa. The Repetition in my art comes from the enjoyment of liking something so much that you want to see it again and again. The bones call to me. Each one has a spirit. Lastly, I use the found objects because they are there and they seem to be in the right place at the right time. Each piece, bone, object and symbol repeated is always a one time unique experience for my self and the viewer.
URL: http://www.jeanmariesalem.com

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