Jacqueline Marks – biography
As a child, I loved to draw. I was fortunate to have a mother who encouraged me by enrolling me in art classes when I was quite young. I have studied art ever since. My main interest has been sculpture. I loved to carve in hard wood, work in clay and create works in wax later to be cast in bronze. A secondary fascination was print making. I enjoyed experimenting in a variety of techniques.
Now that I am an octogenarian, I am limited to less physical art activities. I enjoy investigating new techniques and find new ways to be creative. I am using sewing techniques to create mystical objects. I am also creating three dimensional work with a basket technique using waxed linen woven over wire. It is never too late to try new things.
My earlier work involved the gesture of the human figure. It was exciting to see how a gesture could provoke so much emotion. I was also fascinated by images of mothers with children and used this theme in many of my creations. My background as a puppeteer was the reason that I have been so influenced by gesture and movement is.
I have another passion. I love ravens and crows. I am delighted by the way they move and the distinctive way they fly. There is a certain mystique about these birds. It thrills me to see them cavort and entertain themselves. I find them fascinating.
Art has been an extremely important part of my leave. Besides creating artwork, I am exhilarated by creativity in others.
J. MARKS – Curriculum Vitae