Marisa Anna Govin is an artist that focuses on sustainability, ecology and the environment. Her artwork encourages the sustainability of the earth through the intrigue of the subject itself. A dialogue of both ecological philosophy and social movement that draws on environmental studies, critiques of modernity and science, and feminist critical analyses and activism to illuminate connections between women and nature, and the implications of these relationships for environmental practices through the lens of a Latin American woman. The association of women and nature is abundant in many cultures throughout history and in many cultures women continue to promote environmental ethics in their appreciation for the incorporation of care, connection and responsibility as justifiable fundamentals for moral action. In Marisa’s work there is reference to shared narratives of oppression, resistance and empowerment, reaffirming the strength and diversity of women as holders of culture and continuity.
In composition her work draws the sight to life; rich in diversity, forms, and colors as a way to connect more deeply with the world. The process of art production stems from the concept of substrates not only as the substance that supports life and growth but also as the idea underlying the painting. Colors are layered in sinuous lines and structured cells of dynamic growth to manifest on paper the vibrant spirit of nature and lively expression. The lines become new positive metaphors for the human presence on earth and the potential of implementing new concepts of form, space and time in contemporary ecological practices.
As an artist, Marisa is dedicated to illuminating the seismic shift of core values regarding agricultural development and the restoration of the natural environment that summarizes key connections contributing to the development of this interdisciplinary and social movement of liberation of women and nature. Her current body of work explores practices that address the necessity of conservation of the biosphere and sustainable cultivation embedded in ancient wisdom of pre-Colombian cosmic views, reminding us why they were once a celebrated part of cultural identity. Undoubtedly rooted in place and context, the works comprising the collection offer reflections of violence and renewal, sacred stewardship and environmental ethics, sexuality and female stereotypes; a new possibility for redefining our existence.
Marisa Anna Govin is an Artist, Art Educator and Designer. A chosen camino , the life of Marisa has always been woven with art and culture. Marisa studied Fine Arts at Universidad Museo Social Argentino and later continued her studies at Universidad de Cuyo specializing in Artistic Ceramics. An active artist and art educator during her formative years, Marisa established her path in the arts while finding her own expressive language and personal style that continues to define her art now. Marisa continues to view art as an integral part of life experiences, drawing from a deep connection to nature and cultural tradition in the Americas. With more than ten years of experience as a studio artist she has developed a strong sense of artistic identity which is shared in her exhibits and community events. Her work has been shown throughout the US, Canada, and South America. As an art educator, and currently working as the artistic director at a school, her methodologies prioritize enabling students to understand, identify and nurture their creative potential and to find innovative solutions to communicating through artistic expression.