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Turning trash into art is like meditation.

THE ART OF MARITA DINGUS BY STACY LAWSON 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 34

I fell for this loose-limbed female figure made of wire, beads, and scrap fabric with skinny plexi-glass arms and legs that dangled from its body. It was a Marita Dingus original. It was the start of my love affair with an artist, her work, her process, her philosophy, and her drive to speak about difficult subjects in a medium other than words.

There was no way of knowing for sure.

UNIDENTIFIED BRIGHT OBJECT BY JOHN MARTIN 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 34


I had always taken my brain for granted, just as I had taken for granted the agelessness of youth, but now I wondered if my brain was working as it should.



34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 34

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE ART OF MARITA DINGUS BY STACY LAWSON, MAGNOLIA BY JIMMY PRENATT, BONE BY CLAUDIA NOGUEIRA, UNIDENTIFIED BRIGHT OBJECT BY JOHN MARTIN, THE ABSENCE OF LIQUOR BY DEJA-N WILLIAMS, NOGALES, MI BY HENK HOPMAN.

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