The featured image is the Life in the Time of Corona porcelain sphere that conveys the beauty of nature contrasting with the forbidding reality of the pandemic. She began working on this piece when the first lockdown commenced on March 24th 2020. The virus spelt doom and gloom and we were all finding our way in the new situation, and the isolation and silence that suddenly surrounded us. Meanwhile, nature presented us with the most spectacular super-charged spring – warmer than most springs – a psychedelic explosion of flowers and green that seemed to contradict all the heartache and death around us.
Previous Exhibitions in Encounters
Marion made a new work especially for display in Encounters 2017 after her successful display of the Kemptown Sphere in 2016 which featured architectural and details of the street scene in this part of Brighton. You can see how Marion progressed with her work (Brighton Seagulls) on her website at: http://www.marionbrandis.co.uk/whats-new/
Seagulls in the garden
Some of Marion’s earlier work is shown below: