Halifax, Nova Scotia
Marina has been an artist for over 30 years, achieving a fine level of craftsmanship over this time period and embracing many techniques. Her current work embodies a Victorian Retro-Futurism that is whimsical, lovely and unique. She is one of a handful of artisans working in this genre using high quality materials like sterling filled pieces as opposed to base metals alone.
Each creation has a story to tell, all her works are one of and kind and unique. Using actual vintage mechanisms and time pieces dating anywhere from 1815-1940 adds a playful mechanical element to the designs, creating an air of illusion and magic. Inner gears and ornate script exposed to the eye reveal the workmanship of a bygone era. Pride was still taken in each handcrafted component.
Many of the pressed pieces used are still stamped from the original molds created from the early 1800s-1940s. Sterling fill is done in the old style, giving each item a heavier silver surface than modern day counterparts making the far more durable.
Marina has exhibited work throughout Canada including the Nation Gallery in Ottawa.
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