The first step with any painting is to begin with an idea. It is much easier for me to concentrate in the mode of a series. In this case, it is a part of my Plastic Space abstract Maruvian Mask series. It focuses on the positive masks from around the world. I choose to call
By: Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist Oh, my! I love that wonderful original but the price doesn’t fit my beer budget. I just have Champagne taste. So my next question is... do you have a print of that? And what is the big difference between the two beside the price? I will address the mechanically
By: Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist Hey Marcella, I recognize your work! It’s just like Picasso! I must have heard that too many times and still wince every time I hear it. To the untrained eye, I can see how one would not really notice the differences. Sort of the untrained eye looking at a
By: Marcella Hayes Muhammad / Artist The illustration on the left is one of the Original Diptych paintings from my Maruvian Mask series that began with the upper canvas as a small work project. The lower half is the continuation of that series that came a year later to complete the image. I think they
OK, here is one definition; Art in which elements of form have been stressed in handling the subject matter – which may or may not be recognizable. Abstraction is a relative term; all artworks exist on a continuum between total abstraction and full representation. Vassily Kandinsky is generally credited with having created the first purely
Three paintings on the front page of my website are part of a small work series influenced by masks from around the world. Since I have taken artistic license to abstract them into my Plastic Space abstract form, I have given them the surname of "Maruvian" to represent my business name and then give credit
When I first came to Atlanta in 1995, I was all set to promote my art. My main focus was to feature my signature style “Plastic Space” which is a form of figurative abstract influenced by Pablo Picasso and cubism. But the reception was like I had hit a brick wall. “I don’t understand this!