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. Recent projects have included crocheting marine animals threatened by plastic pollution, including jellyfish, coral, and barnacles.
I blog as Marsha Makes at marshamakes.blogspot.com.