Marilyn Propp – Stargazer



Relief print, collage on handmade cotton paper w/ pulp painting

33” x 32.5”

1 in stock


My series “Notes from the Sea” reflects the clash/coexistence between the industrial and the natural worlds. Debris, machine parts, and fragments of marine life are entangled, morphing into one another. The circular format refers to continuity and interconnectedness, and suggests microscopic views or portholes, a window into this undersea world where broken bits of machinery and fragments of marine organisms are inextricably bound together. Semicircular additions along the edges suggest cellular division.

“Stargazers” suggests the depths of the ocean, constellations, and the cosmos. Fueled by my concerns about environmentally destructive practices, I use the materiality of paper and print to present images of beauty while offering reflections on destruction.