ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Marianna Seaton has resided in North Texas for the past twenty-four years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at Empire State College, State University of New York, New Paltz in 1998, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas in May 2021. Her multi-disciplinary work has been exhibited in regional galleries and universities.
The malleability and informal nature of paper products inspires me to push their potential as a sculptural material. Collections of reclaimed papers and previously used cardboard boxes are material and conceptual sources for my current work. Landscape abstractions emerge from the environment in which I live. Taking for granted the availability of goods, roads that are open and accessible, and that necessary fuel will be available to propel me from one place to another, I consider my habits and what I depend upon, alongside with my concerns for the environment, the unseen, forgotten, or what is considered no longer useful. I look for holes in the romanticized landscape, working to unveil notions of security and the fecundity that is often described in the historical traditions of this genre.