Maria Serena Perrone

The Origin of Self-Sacrifice
woodcut, silverpoint, goldpoint on mylar
48 x 72 in.

When creating, I look to memories of places and the emotions that are tied to those places. To allow emotions and memories to manifest themselves visually is a form of sublimation to me. My tendency to blur the lines between fact and fiction, the tangible and intangible, the experienced and the imagined, leads me to this imagery.

My work reflects my longing for, and break from the familiar, home, and both the near and distant past. I create a mythology within these constructed and theatrical spaces, and depict the drama that unfolds within and between my characters.

© Maria Serena Perrone