Spotlight: Christopher Marley
Hey there . . .
Another favorite moment of mine in Atlanta was seeing Christopher Marley. I love his work and have see it in past shows in New York. This time I took my time and really looked and talked to Christopher. His work is amazing. I love that his signature line is only available for a limited time, in limited numbers with a few being one timers.
For collectors . . . insects in particular . . . a must have. For the rest of us, I loved the color and pattern. The uniqueness of his work is what I really appreciated. I found his art amazing - after reading a bit more about Christopher, I have a new appreciation . . .
An avid naturalist, he admits when he was young he was not a fan of bugs - he could not find the beauty in them . . . But with age come wisdom and it's this quote, from Christopher himself, that caused me to pause and take a closer look at his work and find total agreement and appreciation . . ( to read more from Christopher visit here)
“Once I looked at them from the perspective of a designer, I was immediately affected by how clearly and precisely they fit my own artistic standards of purpose and sleek utilization. . . their latent elegance and lustrous beauty . . . ”
With the exception of this picture I took of Nature's Perfection, oops, I mean Christopher himself - I went to his site to capture some of the images of what I saw in Atlanta, as my pictures didn't come close to doing his work of art justice . . . take a look.
I find the patterns beautiful and the colors amazing. Group together or standing alone - calling attention, any of these pieces would be amazing to have.
I took these two shot below . . . These were two of my favorites . . .
He is working on his second book, but this one is available now (available here) and a great addition to the coffee table line up. I can't wait to get one for myself . . I must get it autographed at the next show!
"Each specimen has a story behind it.
I travel the world in search of natural artifacts that meet certain criteria.
The element must be harvested, collected, bred, mined, grown or otherwise acquired in a responsible, ethical and sustainable manner."
On your next trip to Oregon . .
visit Christopher at
The Pheromone Gallery
255 Liberty Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
or contact us at www.lucyandcompany.com
Thanks for the time Christopher, enjoyed it - and you have an amazing photographer !