Our Connection to Nature

“…beauty and sustainability help us experience the essence of life and magnify our connection to nature.” - the artist

On its way, 2018, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

On its way, 2018, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

Just like the scent of the earth after a rain awakens our senses, so can art, beauty and sustainability help us experience the essence of life and magnify our connection to nature. An expansive outlook gives us a chance to see beyond ourselves and reconnect to our shared humanity.

Some flowers I found in the garden, 2017, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

Some flowers I found in the garden, 2017, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

My series, The Sustainability of Beauty, focuses on the climate crisis and the regeneration of nature. In a culture that prizes technology and data, I create visual haiku’s that make sensual connections with ecology. The work invokes the living world with vibrant colors, dancing strokes and sensual organic forms.

Garden in a seed, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

Garden in a seed, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

Inspired by the words of Emily Dickinson, I seek ‘that phosphorescence, that light within’ in my art. I illustrate complex environmental issues as symbolic calligraphy. I paint on paper with ink, watercolors and pastels.

Sweeping Blossoms, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, $175

Sweeping Blossoms, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in, $175

During the last five years, I have completed marketing assignments for sustainability architects in San Francisco. My artwork incorporates themes and metaphors from my ongoing studies related to green building, renewable energy, urban resilience, water reuse, living within natural limits and inter-dependency of all life forms.

New moon seed, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

New moon seed, 2018, ink & watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

The question I ask myself is how can I inspire people to reengage with these ideas from a fresh perspective. In order to gain a wider audience, I explore how beauty evokes emotions that transform. The stories and visuals synthesize complex and varied forms of abstract ideas into tangible, emotional, and meaningful art.

Reaching for the sky, 2018, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

Reaching for the sky, 2018, ink, watercolor & pastel on paper, 11 x 15 in, $225

By engaging peoples’ hearts and minds with vivid impressions of the most pressing issue of our time, I intend to spark a breakthrough of concern and conscious activism for the environment.

To view more by the artist, please visit marlenesinicki.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @marlenesinicki.


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