Mary / 30
I live in Tivoli/Clermont and work in Germantown
What brought you to where you live:
Space! Light! Trees! Water! People! Dogs!
It was blue for a long time...
I'm turning green though.
What's your favorite place:
Name three of your favorite books:
The Ice Palace, Tarjei Vesaas
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara
Which artists inspire you:
My mother, her ability to make work about home
What is an artist:
Someone who takes their time thinking about the world/ her surroundings
and expresses ideas by making something
What is art:
How do you identify as an artist:
When I see stones,
I can't help but want to make something out of them,
like I don't have a choice.
What was a pivotal project, person, or experience that shaped your practice:
Kazuko Oshima- My Mentor- showed me
that I could make jewelry with just my hands and a few other tools.
The last of the stones that started the business. Precious. Tourmaline: promotes inspiration and happiness, reducing fear, and building self-confidence.
What are key elements or constants in your practice:
What are your current interests as an artist:
I'm trying to figure out how to expand
my "Woven" series into lighting.
What do you see as the value of art:
What is your greatest challenge as an artist:
also being a business person
What has been a victory for you as an artist:
Cultivating the most wonderful/dynamic group of women as a result of what I do.
What's next for you as an artist:
Setting aside more time...
to be alone
to be light
Discover more about Mary, her jewelry, and her shop here: https://www.marymacgill.com/