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Website
http://www.marymattingly.com
Relationship status
unresolved
College / University
Parsons School of Design, Yale, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Member type
Artist
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Installation, Photography, Sculpture, Video
About my artwork
I work in many mediums to describe, predict, and invent a story, a place, and a time. I begin constructing an artwork by creating Wearable Homes and other sculptural elements that suggest the changes people will be faced with as environments drastically transform. The people in the stories, whether depicted through photographs, video, performance, or installation, build their own environments, usually reusing refuse that they scavenge. Some people build walls to protect land from the tides, some build their own islands, some explore, some are regulated, others record. The environments have been assembled in a variety of ways: from life-sized sculpture to scale models or computer modeling. They are formed through my impression of a global architecture and a ubiquitous change in nature. The people are adapting to a nomadic sense of home and learning how to sustain.

Currently, I am working on The Waterpod. A floating sculptural living space for the waterways of New York. This space will be open to the public while docked, and be a completely autonomous live space for myself and my collaborators. We will launch this project in May 2009.
Artists I like
Francis Alys
Andrei Tarkovsky
Constant Nieuwenhuis
Don Delillo
Rebecca Horn
Interests
Everything really: Water, animals, trees, Serge Gainsbourg, pirates, drawings, maps, clothing, technology, codes, books, films, deserts, futurism, Jules Verne, The Philadelphia Experiment, photography.

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At 15:57 on March 25, 2008, artreview.com said…
Hi Mary

Welcome to artreview.com. It would be great to see some of your work here...

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At 8:57 on March 24, 2008, Amina Bech said…
Your work is just fantastic! I love your futuristic and obscure lands!
At 7:48 on March 24, 2008, mike hinc said…
What an interesting website! Visionary! Thank you.
At 1:08 on March 24, 2008, Prem Singh said…
Hi Mary
Visited your wesbsite. I admire your thinking and the range of its expression different mediums. Looking forward for more sharing of ideas & art.
Best wishes
Prem
 
 
 

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