Carrying the Dreamer

 

The background for this work came from a period in my life when, as a child around the age of 10, I dreamed the aftermath of a mythical and transcendental occurrence. This experience can be described as being a traveler transitioning into magical environments.  Here I found compelling movement and places with a concentration of forces existing in activated silence.

 

Fluctuating between unfathomable peace and playfulness or grim darkness, misery and corruption, these drawings relate to the mystical world of my unconscious and embody imaginary Fairy-tales, Utopias and Dystopias.

 

I have used mono-chromaticity to achieve a timeless atmosphere with elements that appear veiled, secret and uncategorized.  Made on darkened silver foil, the nature of this realm embodies extracts from a distant level of other worldliness.

This abstract representational drawing by artist Michelle Marcuse shoes architectural elements, birds, and the ocean. It uses pen, ink, pencil, and guache on metal leaf.

Shifting at Dawn, 2014   19” h x 24.5”    pen, ink, pencil, gouache on metal leaf on paper

This drawing by contemporary Philadelphia artist Michelle Marcuse is black and grey and uses ink on metal leaf on paper.

Everything is Still, 2014 12” h x 12”w  ink  on metal leaf on paper

This textural, abstract piece by contemporary philadelphia artist Michelle Marcuse uses water based mediums on metal leaf on paper. It is grey, black, and different colors of blue with horizontal lines an an architectural element.

Walking into Focus, 2014, 12" h x 12" w  water based mediums on metal leaf on paper

This abstract mixed artwork on metal leaf on paper by Philadelphia contemporary artist Michelle Marcuse uses grey, blue, brown, red and black elements. It is dreamlike and surreal and has a boatlike strcuture with the ocean.

Living Within The Story, 2013  12.25” h x 16.75” w  Ink and mixed media on metal leaf on paper 

 This is a mixed media artwork using mixed media on ink by Philadelphia contemporary artist Michelle Marcuse. It is abstract and representational. It is black, grey with some muted red and green paint. The figures are dreamlike.

And Rare Things To Be Thankful, 2013  12.25” h x 16.75” w  Ink, mixed media, metal leaf on paper 

This is an abstract drawing by Michelle Marcuse (South Africa to Phialdelphia, PA) using ink and mixed media on metal leaf on apper. Large red circles and rectangular horizontal elements in blue, yellow, and white are to the left on this surreal artwork.

Choice of Determination 2013   13” h x 19.75”w   ink and mixed media on metal leaf on paper 

This contemporary artwork is a drawing by Philadelphia artist Michelle Marcuse using ink and mixed media on metal foil on paper. It uses surreal architectural elements and blue horizontal lines on a maplike drawing.

Exposed Entirely and Leading Somewhere, 2013   25”h x 37”w   ink, mixed media, metal foil, paper 

This is a mixed media artwork by Philadelphia contemporary artist Michelle Marcuse showing surreal representational and abstract elements. This drawing is grey and black.
Stain Signal on the Summit, 2013    25” h x 37” w   ink, mixed media, metal leaf on paper 
This is a mixed media artwork by Philadelphia contemporary artist Michelle Marcuse showing surreal representational and abstract elements. This drawing is grey and black.

TransElsewhere, 2012   25” h x  35” w   ink, mixed media,  metal foil, paper