Visual artist, MaryAnn Puls uses everyday visual stimuli, especially the interactions of nature and human made elements as constant fodder and themes in her abstract paintings and assemblages. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Exhibitions in 2-d and 3-d work, include 10 solo shows, numerous juried and group shows, a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant, Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Mid Career Grant, Playa Summer Lake Residency.
I'm interested in visuals which fall out of the realm of representation but regardless of how abstract, manages to relay something that seems actual...historical, as in a small record or marker of sorts, comprehensive, and or simply visceral.
My work is a manifestation of my observations and thoughts. I’m inspired by the endless formations created by nature and those created by humans, but especially the unique formations that occur as a result of the collision, of sorts, of the two. I use reclaimed materials when possible and follow intuitive impulses.