Marcia Middleton

Yummy Scummy
oil, charcoal on canvas
12 x 12 in.

I’m fascinated by the potencies of nature, especialy environments invisible to the naked eye. This series is based on the swimming world locked in a drop of pond water: zooplankton bouncing off one another, and the potential and kinetic energy harbored in this tiny environment. It’s the intersection of the natural and the imaginary.

The cells and simple pleuteus creatures are vessels with permeable and semi-permeable membranes. These organic forms become like handwriting. The membranes can be fragile drawings of containers surrounding solid forms. I’m captivated by gestural investigations of these quasi-biological forms and their evocative energy. I think of this environment as a teaming primordial soup with endless positive potential.

© Marcia Middleton