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Art and Environmental Activism with Marnie Sinclair

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Join O.N.E. and Marnie Sinclair as she shares about the magic of adaptation, interspecies communication and the environmental art she has recently been doing with children.

Artist Statement from Marnie Sinclair: Nature has always inspired my art. I find her perfect balance, color combinations, textures, and designs especially intriguing, motivating me to try a wide variety of artistic expressions to speak to her grandeur.

In addition I have returned to painting in oil after many years, to try and incorporate Nature’s extreme beauty with a bit of tension from our careless abuse of our only home. I have also put together a traveling exhibit of abstract art that speaks to the many different aspects of climate change along with a talk about my process of making art, balance and climate change. Accompanying the talk and art is my video on climate change, "Nature’s Spin Through Art," in which I interview three experts in the climate science field and use my art to illustrate their story. I am currently looking for venues to help spread the word that we must change out of fossil fuels to more renewable fuel sources in order to reduce the greenhouse gases that are heating up our planet.

Marnie Sinclair is a process artist raised in the tropics with its lush flora and fauna, then living and working on Martha’s Vineyard with its pristine beaches and wildlife, and now making her home on the rugged coast of Maine. She has always been inspired by Nature and finds the perfect balance, color combinations, textures, and designs especially intriguing, motivating her to try a wide variety of artistic expressions to speak to its grandeur. She works in many different mediums, but prefers sculpture for its tactual quality. She is equally comfortable working two dimensionally if her idea calls for that kind of expression.

Additionally, Marnie is an environmental activist who often uses her art to visually express the many complicated issues that surround climate change. She is greatly concerned that Nature’s perfect balance is being thrown off by our inability to live sustainably as we power our way over the environment, resulting in all life on the planet being compromised and impacted. 

Her work can be seen in Maine at the Redfield Artist Gallery, in Northeast Harbor, The Landing Gallery, in Rockland, Gifts at 136 in Damariscotta, The Portland Art Gallery or their online gallery, and at her own gallery — The Sinclair Gallery, at 172 Bristol Rd, in Damariscotta. 
To learn more about Marnie please visit her website at marniesinclair.net 

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