Marci Erspamer uses the painting process to explore her visceral response to people, places, dreams and nature. Her artwork uses layers of paint, sanding, isolated bold shapes and lines to convey the subtle and not-so-subtle juxtaposition experienced in her daily life. Ultimately, to Marci, the process of painting is a reminder of the unknown and the ability to move forward regardless. Erspamer has participated in multiple gallery shows and has the privilege of having her work hung in homes around the world. As an artist, she strives for beauty, clarity and simplicity in life.
Here are a few words form Marci on her most recent series: "Trees are my companions. When I see a tree I think about the roots growing, slithering deep into the earth, along with the branches reaching for the sky and their transformation with each season. I am very much like a tree – I think we all are. Being a creature of habit, I’m “grounded ” by routine. Similar to the roots of a tree, routine provides the feeling of security and allows for productivity. Likewise, branches symbolize striving, desire, and creativity. So with this collection of paintings I focused on a single tree, representing the individual living out the seasons of life on its own, though connected to others and nature. While we live in a world with others, individually we move forward, accessing our strength and courage as one."