Artist Statement: I wander the landscape in search of the morphology of water, earth and rock. Each form becomes a containment of force, a field of mnemonic knowledge. Just what is this desire to recreate from natural forms? It is an unknown becoming, an in reserve of what my body and mind witness.
Taking the river inside like a creature, an organism that has invaded my mind. All its movements imprint visions. Sounds and smells translate into a ritual. Moving with the rawness of an unharnessed force, this water cannot be contained. Each sighting of flow lines and cresting waves disappear, before my eyes can hold onto them. This is not a quiet place for each sound is invested with a clarity of purpose.
Maralynn Cherry is a non-status indigenous artist (Odawa heritage). She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. Her installations reflect and interpret tactile experiences of natural forms in nature. Cherry was a former curator and Adjunct Faculty in Cultural Studies at Trent University. She lives in Orono, Ontario, a part of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Greenbelt.