Poli Marichal, Mujer de Fuego, 2008

Poli Marichal, Mujer de Fuego, 2008


Poli Marichal
Mujer de Fuego, 2008
Serigraph, Ed. 74

Using trees as a symbol for both grounding and transcendence, this uniquely potent image of a fiery, goddess-like being both dazzles and startles. The figure floats between two worlds—as she breathes into the cosmos while communing with the earth. Marichal uses a variety of marks and textures in this other-worldly and fantastical picture of the world its natural elements.

Poli Marichal (b. Puerto Rico) is a printmaker, painter, filmmaker and arts educator who has been established in Los Angeles, California since 1989. Her characteristic style combines expressionist and symbolist imagery that convey strong statements about the human condition, the environment and sociopolitical issues. Marichal has a B.A in Printmaking from the School of Fine Arts of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. She has been recipient of grants from, among others, the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department, The Puerto Rico Film Commission, the Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, the Massachusetts Council for the Arts Media Grant and the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant. Her prints, paintings, mixed media and/or films and videos have been exhibited locally and internationally. She is one of the founders of Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective and is a board member of Los Angeles Printmaking Society and Consejo Gráfico and Self-Help Graphics & Art Artists Roundtable.

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