Artist MaryAnn Puls expresses spontaneous impulses with results that are strangely familiar, attractive and quirky all at once. Everyday visual stimuli, especially the interactions of nature and human made elements create constant fodder and themes in her work. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Exhibitions include 8 solo shows, numerous juried and group shows and was 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 - manage to connect on a comprehensive level. My work is a manifestation of my observations and thoughts. I’m intrigued by the endless formations created naturally and by humans, but more so the unique formations that occur as a result of a collision, of sorts, of the two. I use reclaimed materials when possible and rely on intuition as I work.