Creating art reminds Maralyn of her childhood, a time in her life where her imagination had no boundaries.
From creating plays, circus performances, or stories with her childhood friends, Maralyn's childhood, lit by the southern fireflies, was full of wonder and imagination. Now, as full-time artist, Maralyn taps into the magic of her childhood when she creates, weaving a story as she builds her figures in clay.
"Each of my sculptures has a story that has unfolded for me as I created the piece."
Maralyn was born in 1941 in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Sophie Newcomb College and has studied at the Penland School and Studio Reparata in Florence, Italy. From 1973-2010, Maralyn was a gallery owner and artist. She has shown her work at the Huntsville Museum of Art, Space 111, the University of North Alabama, and the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Creations of a Curious Sort (What Maralyn Did During the Lockdown) will be on view in Kentuck's Museum Gallery until October 2, 2021. We encourage you to visit this show in person! We are currently open Monday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 and Saturday-Sunday, 12-4. Facial coverings and social distancing are required on Kentuck's campus. If you're interested in purchasing a piece from this show, please contact email@example.com or call (205)-758-1257 for more photos and details. Click on each image for a closer look.