Jubiar Gallery Jubiar Gallery
Marita Parisi - Storyteller in Pencil
About Marita ParisiAbout Marita Parisi's ArtMarita Parisi - Storyteller in PencilMarita Parisi's Show ScheduleContacting Marita Parisi

Native AmericansWildlifeHorsesPeopleWolvesMiscellaneous Subjects

People
OriginalsLimited Edition PrintsOpen Edition PrintsMiniatures

Occasionally special people touch one's life and need to be immortalized in some way. "The Basketmaker" was one of those people. Marita exhibited at a show in Hamilton, N.Y. where she was fortunate enough to meet Frank Selinsky, a maker of willow baskets. The drawing is based on three years of sketches, slides, photos and observations.

Originals
Originals
Limited Edition Prints
Limited Editions
Open Edition Prints
Open Editions
Miniatures
Miniatures

Never having known a grandmother left a void in Marita's life that she decided to fill by drawing her idealized version of one, "Oma". "It's amazing how many people recognize someone they know when looking at my sketch," says the artist. "I've touched something very universal - a warmth, a gentleness, a wisdom". "Oma" has become a role model for Marita.

Often animals trigger "people" images for the artist. For example, in "Highland Calf" Marita began by drawing the calf, never anticipating that from this image would emerge the haunting image of the young woman.

Similarly, in "The Bond", the old man and horse grew into each other to form a powerful partnership. The image of the man is one Marita can remember from childhood. "This face used to appear from time to time to provide strength and stability in my life," says the artist. "I needed to attempt to capture him on paper."

"The Race" was inspired by visits to the Saratoga Stables. The racing scene, the heirarchy of owners, jockeys, workers, the fans, fascinate the artist. She wanted to suggest a progression from young colt to race horse joined by the powerful face of the "owner". The face is a composite, not an actual person. The artist prefers the liberty of artistic license. "It allows me to play more freely with character," says Marita.



View the contents of your cart Purchase the items in your cart

Top of Page Please notify our support staff if you encounter any problems at Jubiar.
End
Top of Page
Copyright © 1997 - 2008 by Jubiar, Inc.Software and Security by Blur Productions
All rights reserved. Do not duplicate or redistribute in any form.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
[an error occurred while processing this directive]