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 (2-d and 3- work) include 9 solo shows, numerous juried and group shows, and awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant.
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 or comprehensive... Or in the least, interesting to look at and think about more.
My work is a manifestation of my observations and thoughts. I’m intrigued 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 rely on intuitive impulses as I work.