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Anja Marais, 2014, Mixed Media and Found Objects, Dimensions Variable

“Being Shore to Ocean”

 Solo Exhibition at “The Studios of Key West”

Reception: July 2, 6-8pm during First Thursdays

In one of her latest series of photographic assemblages called “Being Shore to Ocean”, visual artist Anja Marais celebrates the idea of devotion, specifically to our individual journeys.
Her mixed media layered photography, sculpture and video work engage with personal life experience and the human spirit. Mysterious females appear
in dreamlike landscapes, and emerge in the form of sculptures which provide a more tangible presence.
“Being Shore to Ocean” is inspired by the words of Robert Frost where he speaks of true devotion as an ocean, a vast cyclical body of water that touches the shore in perpetual motion
– an infinite number of devout acts. Persisting in our journeys our repetitive steps will beat an ambulatory crescendo towards our destination. Devotion to our paths are followed with love but
love is not always returned and knowing this we still keep coming back to the shore, trial after trial. Marais through her body of work explores her fascination with human dedication
and their display of regeneration, persistence and ritual.