Meet Celebrity Guide Mary Sokolowski

URI Feinstein Gallery, Gallery Night ProvidenceWe are very pleased to have Mary Sokolowski as one of our Celebrity Guides for the next Gallery Night Providence.

Mary in her own words,

For most of my life, I have worked with language. I am a doctor of words.  A word artist.

But then a revelation. Something like what the Georgia O’Keeffe says:

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”*

Turns out I had been a visual artist all my life, in secret.  I burst out of that particular closet and began to.  Sometimes I take classes, but mostly I work outside any formal setting.  I began in abstraction.  I have taken what I can from my instructors and continue to learn just how I want to render the natural.  And hovering, humming, making what and where I feel the deepest connection, for now:  in symbol, icon, spirit, devotion.

I want art–and the tools of art–to be accessible for anyone who wants it. For now, this manifests in a simple mission: use basic design principles and my intuitive feeling for color in making one-of-a-kind works of art and making those pieces affordable.

I do this by:

  • recycling my own unfinished or partial paintings;
  • upcycling used frames;
  • finding affordable and tasteful ready-made frames;
  • using collage techniques to create new designs from old work;
  • cropping my paintings to fit frames, rather than the other way around.

If you have a chance, take a look at Mary’s website.  www.bricolage401.com

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