The human body has a continual presence in my work as an anthropomorphic mass of geometric shapes. Other geometric forms I favor evoke pattern, matrix and environment - associations of location. I am interested in what it means to have an intellect, instincts, and a spirit, and how these oppositions inherent in us come into balance. This is a problem for every individual human life, for human society, and human culture throughout history. I draw on many sources for inspiration: myth, philosophy, psychology, literature and scientific theory.
Originally from Chicago, Marjorie Mikasen spent her formative years in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she received a B.A. in Studio Arts in 1981. A full-time fine artist since 1986, she lived and worked in Denver, Colorado, before relocating to Lincoln in 1990. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in Nebraska and in over 95 group shows in 21 states, the UK, and Canada.
Read an online interview with Marjorie at Online Interview
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Check out an interview with Marjorie at LJS Podcast.