Sherry Markovitz

Sherry Markovitz

"I work as hard as I can. I set no limits on how or when I work. My limit is exhaustion.  I have several strong personal influences: my family or origin, whose psychodynamics have been a continual source of reference; my partner, whose vision, optimism, and endurance keep everything in fresh perspective; and the late Emil Gehrke, a folk artist of Grand Coulee, Washington, who taught me that art could be about joy and totality.

Immersing myself in work and making objects in a way of setting boundaries and losing them at the same time.  I am after beauty, with an edge of uncertainty, vulnerability, and power. I use animal metaphors to explore issues of intimacy, closeness, and separation." -- Sherry Markovitz

Autumn Buck | 36" x 15" x 21" | papier-mache, oil, & beads | 1982