Marilyn Henrion Fine Art

Marilyn Henrion Fine Art

About The Artist

Marilyn Henrion • Plano, TX

"Born in Brooklyn NY in 1932, I graduated from Cooper Union in 1952  and lived in Greenwich Village all of my adult life until my move to Texas in 2022 at age 90. My aesthetic vision had always been deeply rooted in the urban geometry of my surroundings, whether at home or in my travels. The presence of the human hand upon the landscape expresses our eternal yearning for immortality, evidence that says “I was once here”. Subject and process are intertwined in the hand quilting, echoing the celebration of the human hand. While, until now, my focus was on architecture and other man-made structures,, my move to Texas has expanded my vision as I explore the co-mingling of man-made structures and nature. I synthesize and transform the “facts” of the material world to reflect my experience of a particular place. The works are composed of my digitally manipulated photographs, which are printed on fabric and hand-quilted to animate the surface and to reinforce the presence of the human hand"


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

Starting with my own original photographs, I digitally manipulate the images on my computer (geometry, scale, color, etc) print the image on fabric, hand quilt through three layers, gallery-wrap onto canvas stretchers.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

the tactile quality of working with textiles, the meditative experience of labor intensive hand sewing

What is something unique about you or your practice?

combining ancient technique of hand quilting with modern technology of computer-based digital manipulation of images unites past and present in a way that is very satisfying, both aesthetically and emotionally.