Marianne Hornbuckle creates her abstractions to explore and express the mystery of the universal spirit, cosmic energy, the nature of 'one.' The circular forms suggest interconnectedness and the wholeness of one. She tries with daily practice to be aware that beyond this world and this plane is an infinite and everlasting beauty. Connecting to that which is 'bigger', the cosmic mystery, can carry us beyond the fear and turmoil. Her sculpture expresses the beauty and the mystery of the complexity of the female form, specific, intimate, and un-objectified.
Marianne Hornbuckle's vital engagement with her two very different forms of artistic expression is the result of her wish to fully explore the extent of her creative abilities, to stay interested and fresh as an artist and as an individual. She has created substantial bodies of work in both genres, finding the rhythms of their processes a foil for one another.
From the drawing of the postman and his mailbox in the second grade that led to art classes at the local art museum, then private weekly classes after school, Marianne's activity of idle time was drawing and painting.
Self-taught, forty years as an artist has made her a risk-taker, a creative problem-solver, a self-starter, a local art-community organizer, a quiet adventurer, a positive force for her own and other's growth. The various forms her work took along the way showed where she was on her journey at that time, and her trust and belief in beauty, goodness, and positivity are on view now.
At 76 and alone now, she has no regrets and looks forward to continuing to express the mystery of it all, in abstract paintings and the human form, as she shows up to her art-life and all that encompasses.