About this artwork

This series, ‘A Time for Sorrow’, is part of Mahr’s tribute to her mother: “My mother’s memory remains in myriad things that surround me – whether in some drawing pins I happen to be using or a hundred year old tree I am passing by. Regardless of their scale, in reality, all these things are of equal significance when lined up in my mind”. Mahr’s dreamlike imbalance of scale is visible here with an apparently giant, glistening angel’s wing tied with a ribbon to a ‘trompe l’oeil’ nail in the tree. This offers both the uncertainty of memory and its fiction, and encourages imaginative response.

Mari Mahr

Mari Mahr