Drink the Moon’s Reflection by Marissa Quinn
Pen and Ink, 12″ x 9″
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Petals and Paws: An Exhibition by Emiko Woods & Marissa Quinn from July 29th to August 23rd, 2017
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- Foliage from September 5th to October 6th, 2015
- Cash And Carry 1 from March 21st to April 21st, 2015
- The Brave Ones from Oct 10th to Nov 5th, 2014
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
- Handmade Christmas Ornaments Sale from December 3rd to 31st, 2013
- Designer Con 2013 from November 9th & 10th, 2013
Marissa Quinn is a Los Angeles/San Diego based artist whose intricate pen and ink drawings narrate cyclical stories of extinction and growth in nature. By combining elements of California endangered flora and fauna, Quinn creates dramatic compositions which seem to be caught in space and time, in states of either transformation or adaptation to current biospheric changes in our Earth.
Her current fascination delves in illustrating biomimcry, which is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Driven to this topic through a deep love of the environment, Quinn’s delicate penwork guides the viewer through a journey of nature’s paradox of growth through decay. She enjoys research, and is currently looking to work alongside marine biologists in the San Diego area in order to learn more about oceanic endangered species. In all her work there is consistent mysticism, which serves to connect her work to contemporary times through symbolic interpretations of current biospheric degradation.