"My work is focused on revealing emotional elements of human interaction or of the experience of living. Emotions have always confounded me, unsettled me, and are something I prefer to keep to myself most of the time. The drama and tension generated by high emotion is difficult for me to endure ... I prefer to keep an even keel. And yet, life shows that this is not always possible. Emotions rise, things get stressful, or blissful, passion or anger comes and takes control when least expected. And so in my art, I explore emotion in an effort to understand myself, others, and the relationships and interactions between people."
Marcy has experience in a wide range of media and disciplines, and has spent many an hour experimenting with found objects and oil paint, electronics and plastics.
With an undergrad degree in political science and a stretch of many years before she went to Parsons grad school for an MFA in Design and Technology, she's largely self-taught in the creative field. She learned how to use the major design software on her own and absorbed the basics of graphic design principles from self-study, practice, and enduring very honest critiques from graphic designer friends. She's been painting for over 20 years. Her formal art education includes only a few life drawing classes, some art history, and one painting class, and so she is mostly self-taught in art as well as design. Parsons provided the polish however, with its triple emphasis on art, design and technology. As a result, Marcy can, in fact, code her way out of a paper bag, build electrical circuits, design all kinds of things, and make art too.
After finishing grad school in 2002 in New York City, Marcy did something completely crazy. She started a business. With little more than her innate stubbornness and a determination to "make it here," she and a business partner launched WireMedia, a communications design firm. After the departure of her partner in 2004, Marcy reorganized the company and hired a small staff. The result was the investment of a new energy and an increase in business and creative work.
Running a business is hard work and takes a lot of time. Nevertheless, Marcy continues to pursue her interest in various artistic media, especially painting and digital collage. With a renewed focus on her art in 2006, she'll be working on entering work in gallery shows and trying to start making a name for herself in the New York art world. After painting for 20 years, it's about time to start doing something with it.