Currently, I am finalizing about 20 new additions to my Pharmacopoeia series.
Mark Allen Soderstrom
Daily Bread (Moncure Red), 2018
Antique Breadboard, Clay, Antique Fork
Scarlet "O": The Greatest Love Story of the 20th Century, 2018
Love Book Magazine, 1948
A dear friend and extraordinary painter, Kelly Leal, developed an exhibition seeded in a critique group of artists and writers that we used to belong to. The exhibition was held at Piante Gallery in Eureka, Ca., in 2018.
Towards this exhibition, I collaborated with writer Amy Parker, whose literary tapestry Beasts and Children struck me as descriptively enchanting. The works I created are based on her superb short story Kingdom by the Sea. In reverse fashion, Parker wrote a work called Pica Ceremony Yokai based on two new works I created regarding concepts of geophagia and related practices that border on mythology.
Amy Parker was awarded the prestigious 2018 Calvino Prize from the University of Louisville for this work.
Scarlet "O": Seventeen, 2018
Seventeen Magazine, September,1948
Contemporary art artist UNC Chapel Hill Durham Raleigh North Carolina RTP Conceptual Sculpture Drawing Painting Skeptic Mythology Belief Comparative beliefs religion cinematography movies timelines Golden Belt Ackland Nasher Duke North Carolina State NCCCA Wetherspoon Black Mountain Ashland Greensboro Winston Salem Eureka Humboldt Arcata Oakland California Mills College Humboldt State University College of the Redwoods Casablanca
Cyclone A Egg Scale, Epoxy, Resin.
"Do, ...", 2018
Antique Deer Print, Ink.
Epoxy, Glass, Magnets, Oak, Soot, Teacup, Thread.