Thirty five thousand years ago, the first intentional burials with ritual obJects occured, and with them the first expressions of hu~an faith appeared. A predominant burial inage was the aninal. The use of ritualized animal images has had enduring religious, mythic and aesthetic significance. The animal image, (especially the dog) is central to my work and philosophy. For me, the animal image symbolizes a bridge between the rational world of humans and the instinctual world of nature. By embellishing the animal forms with found objects, inspired by African and Southern "memory Jars", I seek to create a magical sense of time, memory and place.
MARY ENGEL 256 Georgia Drive Athens, GA 30605 706-549-6877 EDUCATION 1993 Master of Fine Arts University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1988 Bachelor of Science Illinois State University Normal, Illinois ONE AND TWO PERSON SHOWS 1995 Two Person Show Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences Macon, Georgia 1993 One Person Show Dorothy McRae Gallery Atlanta, Georgia 1993 "Sixth Sense" Georgia Museum of Art Athens, Georgia 1993 M.F.A. Exhibition Visual Arts Gallery University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1992 Two Person Show Visual Arts Gallery University of Georgia Athens, Georgia
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