M. J. S. Arendsee


M. Arendsee, “Marooned” (2011), mixed media on canvas, 36″ x 36″.


“This piece is part of my Time Traveller/ Steampunk series; it has been published in The Stone Hobo (literary journal) and it was just on display at Tallahassee City Hall as part of COCA’s 2012 ‘Creative Tallahassee’ Juried Art Exhibition. This piece was created as a sort of representational Rorschach test for the viewer’s imagination; it intentionally seems illustrative of a very specific story, but is designed to provoke extremely different accounts of that story from different audiences by obscuring such central details as the character’s gender, race, and chronological origin.”

– M. J. S. Arendsee