Marie Canaves, photograph by Iren Handschuh
Marie Canaves, photograph by Iren Handschuh

                                           

                              ARTIST STATEMENT

 

My works are visual presentations of my personal experiences and how they have marked my life. They are - more often than not - narrative and autobiographical in character.

 

Sources ranging from antiquity to the present including myth, legends, symbols, and popular culture inspire me. I favor using different types of graphic materials as well as oils and encaustics a long-forgotten technique dating back to ancient Greece. 

 

Currently, I'm focusing my attention on making artist books, which combine my love of image and my passion for books and story-telling. I'm working on two series:  the first relates to Donald J. Trump and his disastrous presidency, the other relates to the Cuban diaspora and my experiences as Cuban-American exile living in the United States.