I am a self-taught artist, certified teacher, and practicing school psychologist. A New York native, I currently live and work at my home studio in Guilford, Connecticut.
My work emphasizes the old-fashioned rituals of making - gathering, cutting, piecing, weaving, hand sewing, embroidering, knitting, and crocheting. Old, forgotten, and discarded objects have a social history, and I deliberately use these materials to explore human relationships and our connections to things and to each other.
My current work focuses on the single use plastic bag – why we love it, how it has changed our lives since its inception, and the resultant effects on our environment.
I blog randomly but joyfully at marshamakes.blogspot.com.