My studio practice involves making abstract sculpture with wire and natural and man-made found objects. Various pods, stones, leaves, acorns, coal and mica are combined to build these sculptures. Some pieces suggest processes found in nature, and others are hybrid forms beyond the natural, and some are simple indexes of gathered objects found on walks and hikes. Structures of all kinds from cellular to geographic inform the work. My intention is to generate curiosity and engagement with our natural world, stop its degradation and proliferate its stewardship.
Mari Andrews is a sculptor and installation artist. Her work is a continuation of her drawing practice and employs materials like wire, lead, stones, mica, coal, pods and thorns. With these diverse materials she constructs new associations. They sometimes come together as installations. She holds a BFA from the University of Dayton, and MFA is from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. She attended residencies at Djerassi, Woodside CA, and The Cold Press, Norfolk England. Recent solo exhibitions include: Chandra Cerrito, Oakland; Marji Gallery, Santa Fe; Tayloe Piggott, Jackson WY; San Jose ICA; and The Cold Press, Holt England. She lives in Emeryville California.