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marika berlind
updated: 05/03/2010
website: www.marikaberlind.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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skymapproject I- A
skymapproject I- B
skymapproject I- C
skymapproject I- D
skymapproject I- E
bright star extensions series
outer boundaries of constellations series
open constellation extensions series
stars from stars series
skymapproject II- translations A
skymapproject II- translations B
skymapproject II- translations C
skymapproject III- distortions A
skymapproject III- distortions B
skymapproject III- distortions C
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual
 
 
skymapproject I- A by marika berlind
skymapproject I- A
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 
skymapproject I- B by marika berlind
skymapproject I- B
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 
skymapproject I- C by marika berlind
skymapproject I- C
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 
skymapproject I- D by marika berlind
skymapproject I- D
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 
skymapproject I- E by marika berlind
skymapproject I- E
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 
bright star extensions series by marika berlind
bright star extensions series
ink on vellum
2008
28 " x  33 " 
outer boundaries of constellations series by marika berlind
outer boundaries of constellations series
ink on vellum
2008
28 " x  33 " 
open constellation extensions series by marika berlind
open constellation extensions series
ink on vellum
2008
28 " x  44 " 
stars from stars series by marika berlind
stars from stars series
ink on vellum
2008
28 " x  44 " 
skymapproject II- translations A by marika berlind
skymapproject II- translations A
ink on acetate
2008
12 " x  36 " 
skymapproject II- translations B  by marika berlind
skymapproject II- translations B
ink on acetate
2008
12 " x  36 " 
skymapproject II- translations C by marika berlind
skymapproject II- translations C
ink on acetate
2008
12 " x  27 " 
skymapproject III- distortions A by marika berlind
skymapproject III- distortions A
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  33 " 
skymapproject III- distortions B by marika berlind
skymapproject III- distortions B
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  33 " 
skymapproject III- distortions C by marika berlind
skymapproject III- distortions C
ink on vellum
2008
14 " x  44 " 

Artist Statement

I have found a way to combine my love for Astronomy/ Mathematics with my love for Art, both of which I studied in my university years at Princeton, RISD and Yale.

My goal is to present various interpretations of astrophysical-cosmological and mathematical concepts, in order to reveal their visual, theoretical, and philosophical implications. I wish to provide an alternate means by which to explore science, through a momentary visual experience of ‘living in the universe’; or, of living in that indefinable space between the universe and our earth, our ‘selves’.  I am interested in issues of ‘vastness’, ‘the infinite’, ‘chaos’, ‘multidimensionality’, ‘parallel spaces’, and the ‘relative role of Earth and human consciousness within the Universe’. I hope to open a door for the questioning of our role as observers in our formation of scientific ‘truth’.

 

 SKY-MAP PROJECT  

This is a potentially infinite series of explorations of the space within the sky-map and the connections among its stars.  

The constant in each of these drawings is set as the fixed star-points of the map.  The variable is the rule or system by which these points are connected to create a certain space.

The sum of all possible subspaces would form a complete picture of the special reality of this set of points.  This may be viewed as two-dimensional, with respect to the visual world set by the map; or three-dimensional, with respect to the representation of actual positions and distance relationships of stars.

Or perhaps the word ‘reality’ is the key:  Are these variations concerned with describing aspects of real space, or are they a fantasyland of ‘new cosmologies’?  The answer may be both.  The word ‘cosmology’ implies the existence of a ‘cosmos’, but what type of cosmos these points are a part of, remains a question.

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION

 

1997-1998          YALE UNIVERSITY   Masters in Architecture program, 1 yr. 1998 New Haven, CT 

                           Architecture

1995-1997          RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN   Masters in Fine Arts, 1997  Providence, RI                                               

                           Visual Arts-Painting/Printmaking

                           Museum exhibition, written thesis: “Alternate Universes”, GPA: A

1990-1994          PRINCETON UNIVERSITY  B.A., 1994 Princeton, NJ                                                                             

                           Art History & Visual Arts /Mathematics

                           Research paper, Art Historical methodology. Studio thesis on Astronomy & Art, GPA: A

EMPLOYMENT (selected)

 

2002-2003          PHOTOCONSULTANT.COM  (Image manipulation business)  Palo Alto, CA                                  

                           Company Founder & Digital Imaging Artist

·     Managed all aspects of company website, online advertising campaigns, and client communications

2001                   GENSTAR CAPITAL, LLC.  (private equity firm)  San Francisco, CA                                  

                           Research Analyst

·     Designed, self-managed industry-wide campaign to discover investment opportunities for Genstar

1999-2000          FIRST CALL INTERACTIVE (Internet development company)  Cambridge, MA                                  

                           Lead Information Architect, Investment Banking Intranet Portals

1998-1999          ARCHITECTURAL RESOURCES CAMBRIDGE, INC.  Cambridge, MA                                               

                           3-D Designer/ Website Manager

1995-1997          DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN  Providence, RI                                             

                           Instructor of Art & Architectural History, undergraduate course