Mary Skrenta

I am interested not in what art is, but in what it does.

I am currently transitioning to an eco-friendly and sustainable studio practice, incorporating natural materials and non-toxic processes.

I do not separate my maker self from my human self, and I find joy and beauty in natural elements and states of being.

I am provoked by cultural conditioning that trains us to value an artificial version of the human state. What we value is a reflection of social conditioning. I am particularly interested in our constructed value systems relating to the term beauty within and related to the natural world.

I am a MaterialSmith.

Paramount in my work process are the thoughts I wish to provoke, and my materials become the dialect with which I express those ideas. 

Process is Philosophy

I make because I live.

I live because I make.

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