ABOUT MAR GOMAN
From childhood, I have loved to make things with my hands, and this is my primary art activity–simply making things. I work in a wide variety of media and materials, including drawing and painting, sculpture and assemblage, collage, book arts, embroidery, and fiber constructions. Along with traditional art materials, I use sticks and stones, buttons and bones, rusty metal, old bottles, vintage fabrics and papers, old books, and whatever else I can scavenge.
I cut and paste, stitch, draw, paint, stamp, collect, assemble, bind, wrap, nail, drill and carve. My pieces are usually small in scale and done in series. My work is often about the interior journey, our invisible wounds, our common humanity, and the process of becoming authentic spiritual human beings. I have had the usual art education and have shown around the Northwest and occasionally beyond for the past thirty years. Making art is one of the things that gives my life meaning.