Piece description from the artist
Though I always tread lightly through the woods, moving through a moonlit forest in the dead of night in December is a very heavy experience. The only source of light is the full moon overhead, and when my lights turn on, I feel as though I am a beacon for anything wishing to seek me out. There are no predators nearby, but I am putting a shining pathway down for those who wish to follow. The movement, careful and considered, is traced through the pathway of light. If you look closer, the cavities left by my footfalls can be seen, and in some cases, the ghost of my person is visible. These ephemeral moments are recorded as a history of movement through time, resulting in a once in a lifetime sculpture of light – witnessed only by myself, the camera, and whatever creature chose to stay and watch my madness unfold.
Marcis Curtis is an American artist living in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a B.A. in international relations from The Colorado College, and has received a powerful, yet informal, education in design and art-making through his friends and colleagues. He is interested in the dynamism that arises when art intersects with other practices. Marcis shoots photographic images, draws, paints, sculpts, and learns constantly. Currently, he is creating art that activates space and engages viewers, challenging them to stop, experience a moment of wonder, and ask questions.
Curtis, who has shown work nationally and sold internationally, was selected for the Dean's Award for Artistic Excellence at the University of Maine for his photography. He is inspired by artists such as "Andre Cartier-Bresson":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson, "Gerhard Richter":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_richter, "Alex Grey":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Grey, "Mars 1":http://mars-1.com/, "Jeff Soto":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Soto, and many others.
For Marcis, art-making is problem solving. Commissions are particularly enjoyable, giving him a new puzzle to work out.