Marla Panko

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I view the creative process as a metaphor for larger, simpler truths. I am guided by the desire to make visual sense of the world around us — to find meaning and order within the disconnected elements and discarded fragments of modernity.

My primary media are acrylic and collage. In trying to uncover the relationship between various visual elements, a composition is constructed to form a cohesive space. Images, shapes and colours evolve, fade and reappear, gaining and losing their significance. Their meaning and relevance to each other shift in context. The work is less about the co-existence of fragments than it is about creating a new poetic hybrid.