Mary Waltham

  • Wet~lands: January (detail). Acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
  • Flint 2 Oil on canvas
  • Dragonfly Watercolor on acetate layers 14” x 17” (35.5cm x 43.1cm)
  • Symplocarpus foetidus (triptych).Scanner image Three panels 13” x 30” (33cm x 76cm) overall
  • Great Swamp NJ: Mud drawing using on-site mud.
  • Prime Hook MD: Mud drawing using on-site mud.
  • Endangered: Horseshoe crab. Ink on rice paper 24” x 18” (61cm x 45cm)
  • Off to the Woods:Public art installation 30 feet wide. An eco relief mural. Bark and wood, give form and texture to five active figures. See: http://www.publicartarchive.org/work/woods
  • Off to the Woods:Detail of ‘dog' figure. Milder weather and less competition for light and moisture encourage growth of fungi and lichen on this piece.
  • Climate Fires 4: Watercolor and mixed media on paper
  • Climate Fires 5: Watercolor and mixed media on paper

Artistic expression about nature can be far more than an escape from human-centred reality. It can make a pressing commentary on the state of our planet, the politics and policies that shape public debate about our environment, and the questions we need to confront.
My intention is to contribute to this rise in interest and to spark new conversations, by bringing the landscape to life through my work.
After a career in science and science publishing, and as a biologist I bring a distinctly different perspective to ‘nature’ for inspiration.
I work in a broad variety of 2D and 3D media chosen to express the particular character of the environments I choose. I often incorporate materials directly from the landscape in pursuing my intention to integrate ‘landscape’ with ‘environment’.
My work is related to the themes of contemporary artists such as Richard Long, Tania Kovats and Therese Oulton but is distinctive in its firm roots in, and connection to both science and eco-criticism.
Born in England, I came to live in the US in the mid 90’s, and return to the UK in the summer.

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    • 184 Springdale Road
    • PRINCETON NJ 08540
    • 6094300898

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