The process of creating sculpture, like fossil and mineral life, are intrinsically related in their emerging forms and natural development. Rooted in my deep connection with natural history, my sculptures unearth a personal language that I translate into bronze.....(Marianne Weil)
While she incorporates natural
materials into her bronzes, there is something distinctly deliberate in
the placement of these materials that speaks to civilizations now long
gone. With metaphorical imagery, Weil transforms familiar elementsof
architecture, botany, biology, and geology---synthesizing historical and
contemporary perspectives. While her work embodies the intuitive and the
personal, she extends her cultural roots and individual memories by deploying
visual detail from disciplines in the natural sciences.
Cynthia Nadelman, writing in
Sculpture Magazine: Weils references -- from cultural anthropology
to the body -- are strictly her own.... and more easily compared to her
baby-boomers generations attraction to Surrealism and biomorphic
forms. Many things are touched on -- geology/landscape, natural history/botany,
and human histories (both collective and personal.) In fact, its
amazing what a diversity of potentialities Weils vertically oriented,
upright forms embrace....
Her most recent sculptures explore the ancient and ongoing dialogue between the individual in society. Windswept surfaces eroded by time and impressions made from her hands provoke a sense of timelessness. Individually her sculptures stand proudly independent, inviting introspection through the hollow forms. The interiors and punctured openings suggest windows for quiet contemplation and dialogue. Assembled as a collective, these pieces encourage feelings of isolation and loss and evoke images of the solitary and heroic.