Paintings and sculpture
Artist Statement: My artistic endeavors have always explored the synesthesia of visual design, with effectual circumstances and selection of place. I create relationships between what flows in my head and what gets pushed in from the outside. In my landscapes, personal narratives shape the work into the tension creating biological, spiritual, architectural and habitat compositions. At times I delve into original stories with the permissions of members in the community. Sense of place themes have been explored through projects such as a funded State Arts Board Grant in 2018 engaging Students from the American Indian Youth Enrichment Summer Program in exploring Mni Wiconi and sacred water places in fabrication of an assemblage sculpture and art. I am Inspired by the people of Minnesota, rich with stories from all cultures native and immigrant, I seek to create relics of future mythology. -- My studio is located in Mni Sota Makoce land of the Dakota people.
Artist Bio: MaryBeth Garrigan took studio arts and received her BS in 1986 from the University of Minnesota. Her art practice paralleled her extensive environmental career in Raptor biology. The themes in Garrigan’s art are a reflection of the culmination of her experience working in natural habitats. starting as a falconer in 1986 to Director of the National Eagle Center from 2000-2010. Education through Garrigan’s art is a narratives of personal and shared stories in a Minnesota experience.
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