Margo Ray

  • '101 Kept Promises and Broken Agreements' Mixed media collages on frosted mylar, paint on gallery walls. This installation is a visual interpretation of the Polynesian myth of The Rat and the Octopus. 20' x 7' , 2016
  • '101 Kept Promises and Broken Agreements' Mixed media collages on frosted mylar, paint on gallery walls. This installation is a visual interpretation of the Polynesian myth of The Rat and the Octopus, each pair of animals represents a kept promise and broken agreement of various issues such as climate change, relationships between humans and animals, parents and children, life partners and spirituality. 13' x 7' , 2016
  • '101 Kept Promises and Broken Agreements' Mixed media collages on frosted mylar, paint on gallery walls. This installation is a visual interpretation of the Polynesian myth of The Rat and the Octopus, each par of handshake collages corresponds to a pair of animal characters. 60" x 52", 2016
  • '101 Kept Promises and Broken Agreements' (detail) Mixed media collage on frosted mylar. This installation is a visual interpretation of the Polynesian myth of The Rat and the Octopus. 19" x 13", 2016
  • '101 Kept Promises and Broken Agreements' (detail) Mixed media collage on frosted mylar. This installation is a visual interpretation of the Polynesian myth of The Rat and the Octopus. 19" x 13", 2016
  • 'Sublime Spaces, Forgotten Places' Gallery installation, cast resin skulls in foreground(To Sanctify the Feral) water tank print-based installation in center(La Pastora, The Shepherdess Dreams) and mixed media collage paintings (Containment Landscape #7 and 19) to left of water tank. 2010
  • Sublime Spaces, Forgotten Places, Gallery installation, exterior view of circular grid of 320, 8"x8" serigraph wood prints suspended from monofilament attached to ceiling. 8' tall x 8' in diameter, 2010
  • Sublime Spaces, Forgotten Places, Gallery installation, interior view of circular grid of 320, 8"x8" mixed media collages suspended from monofilament attached to ceiling. 8' tall x 8' in diameter, 2010
  • Between Worlds, Waters Flow, Gallery installation, exterior view of print-based water tank installation, 8' tall x 8' in diameter. Mixed media collage painting to right of water tank, Containment Landscape #15 and 13(48"x48" each) 2010
  • Between Worlds, Waters Flow, Gallery installation, interior view of print-based water tank installation, 8' tall x 8' in diameter, 2010

In my work I have established an iconic language inspired by the rural Hawaiian landscape, where the ‘wild west’ of American myth is here pushed to the edge of westward expansion. Utilizing collage, print media, installation and animation, this iconography populates surreal geographies of beauty, color and line in an ongoing personal narrative of an intruder in a secret garden. Using the allegory of landscape, I explore notions of displacement, vulnerability and authenticity as well as my relationship to natural and super natural worlds; drawing attention to the complicated triangulation of relationships between human kind, land, and animal and notions of freedom, invasiveness and belonging.

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    • 64-5217 Mokuloa Dr
    • Kamuela HI 96743
    • 808 443-1870

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