In the summer of 2003, Marilyn Henrion was granted an artist residency in Cape Cornwall, England. From a cottage at the very westernmost tip of England, on the cliffs above the wild Atlantic Ocean, the artist traversed the moors on foot, past ancient Neolithic stone burial sites, crumbling ruins of old tin mines , and fields ablaze with wildflowers. In a continuation of the “Innerspace” series begun several years ago, these works express the meditative experience generated by uninterrupted solitude in a place seemingly removed from time. In these hand pieced and quilted silk constructions, the architectural space of the cottage, with its oval mirror, serves as a metaphor for one’s inner life.
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