marie lorenz 1.jpg

Environmental artist Marie Lorenz will be hosting a lectures series on March 12. Lorenz artwork combines nature with refuse she finds around NYC.

Georgia Southern University has attracted the likes of a New York-based artist, Marie Lorenz, to host a lecture on March 12.

Lorenz is an innovative artist who uses unique materials like discarded objects as integral pieces of her installments. All her life she has been devoted to creating. Her most recent piece reminds her of making mud sculptures as a child.

Lorenz started working with garbage eight years ago, through her exploration of NYC's coast. She started incorporating debris in ceramics around four years ago. A common theme throughout her artwork is combing the illustrious world of art with the disregarded world of debris.

From now until March 18, the Center for Art & Theatre University Gallery at GS Statesboro Campus will be showing her art exhibit, "Ash Heap/Landfill."

lorenz ash heaplandfill.jpg

"Ash Heap/Landfill" is Lorenz's newest art piece. The art is on display at the Center for Art and Theatre from now until March 18.

The piece uses man-made and natural materials and the islands in the New York harbor serve as the inspiration. Lorenz wants her audience to take a moment and really consume her art, to hopefully walk away with some of the same enjoyment that she had while creating the art piece.

"I think as an artwork, the main thing that I am asking with this installation is just to slow down and examine something," Lorenz said.

The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. in Arts Building room 2071 in conjunction with the Center for Sustainability's Sustainability Seminar Series.

Tatiana Joseph-Saunders, The George-Anne contributor, ganewsed@georgiasouthern.edu

(2) comments

vettles

I love the idea of repurposing debris. There is no denying that we each must do our part to help the environment sustain us. Very interesting article

queens191

Thinks it's awesome how some artist can find art in junk that is discarded. It brings awareness as well as interest

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.