Photo Via Marilyn Radzat, and artwork: "Exuberance"
Each Saturday I focus on a different artist that I admire. From potters to painters, chefs to collectors, seamstress to songwriters, lifestyle to lovers... anyone who set the paintbrush, pastry brush, hands and heart on fire to create.
Those who inspire art to flow where it may.
Marilyn's Statement above:
"Energy has always fascinated me.
The gathering and flow of energy….
the power of blessings.
Recently I have been creating wall pieces using Reiki symbols,
with the intention that the blessing energy then radiate out into the space
where it is hung.
Antique treasures …collages of handwritten letters and sheets of music
from the 1700 and 1800's…
nature's gifts around and under tempered glass….
along with the hidden blessing symbols…
all combine to create an uplifting energy that can be felt."
Can you imagine such handmade detail in Marilyn's artwork?
"Marilyn Radzat has been creating art through the figure form for 30 years.
Using a variety of clays she hand sculpts the face and figure,
which then becomes the canvas for her unique form of self expression.
An avid collector of antique treasure
from fabric and trim of the 1800's to antique memorabilia,
Marilyn uses these inspirations to layer upon her sculpted forms,
adding found objects and nature's elements to the mix.
A handwritten page of a French journal from 1882,
a rusted key, bridal netting from the turn of the century,
beadwork handworked hundreds of years ago
all combine their energies, memories and stories
to the mystery and enchantment of each piece.
"Trained in the healing arts,
Marilyn is a Reiki Master and many of her latest pieces carry hidden
Reiki blessing symbols and contain healing energy.
A chance meeting years ago with a 64th generation Taoist Master
inspired Marilyn to study the healing arts and to include the fascinating
and powerful aspects of energy work in her art.
She often delicately sculpts the fingers and hands into blessing signatures
so that the piece not only adorns a collector's home space,
but actually imparts an energy healing blessing."
"Marilyn's pieces embody mystery,
promise, enchantment and inspiration.
She entered the art doll market in the late 1980's,
and her pieces became instantly sought after and collected.
She has shown her work in shows and galleries throughout the United States and
they can be found in the private collections of such well-known personalities as
President and Mrs. Clinton, actress Demi Moore, author Anne Rice,
entertainer Richard Simmons, director Ron Howard, to name but a few."
"A Symphony of Stars"
"Tempered glass, nautilus shells, starfish,
handwritten letters from the 1800's,
old sheet music, hidden Reiki blessing symbols."
"Lately, the idea of "Portals" has come to me.
Altars that inspire one to enter…i
nto and through a portal to their own inspiration and
of their imagination.
A powerful combination…
inspiration and imagination and then intention.
A madonna image,
tempered glass, oyster shell, antique crystal, an old frame, a wisp of old wedding veil,
an amethyst crystal, pearls, and with all my artwork a hidden Reiki blessing symbol."
Marilyn's artwork, each a one of a kind, is a combination of personally collected vintage and antique pieces. Of sea side treasures collected close to her home in Hawaii, of bits and pieces gathered here and there that speak to her, that add to her creative inspiration. Marilyn's artwork speak of her inner spirit, her prayer of healing and sending love to the universe.
Poetry, prayer in the form of art.
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