MXM Creative is the collaboration of artists
Marsha Rollinger and Mary Clymer,
who share a love of design, art, color, and community.
"The heart and foundation of my artwork is the idea behind it. I love things that surprise or educate in some way—something seemingly ordinary that becomes extraordinary if you just take the time to study it a bit longer.
When conceptualizing for a project, in addition to designing it to be visually stimulating, I ask myself several questions: Can the piece specifically relate to its location? Is it engaging the public more than just visually or inviting them to participate in some way? Will the viewer (or I) learn something they didn’t know before from the creation of this artwork?
Art is an educational tool that is often overlooked, so I am always delighted when I find a way to add a thought-provoking correlation, hidden message, twist, or other surprise to my work."
"I am a fiber artist who enjoys working with yarn, thread, felt, fabric, and anything that feels good to touch.
I like the idea of bridging traditional art with craft, and adding a little street style to it all, creating a fun and unique way to invite the viewer to engage in the color, atmosphere, and design of what’s been presented.
When thinking of a project, I center on creating a sense of wonder. Something that pushes boundaries, and leaves the viewer with a sense of whimsy and fun in the most unexpected ways and places."
Mary’s blog can be found at www.happydelusions.wordpress.com.