[Issue 8 / February 2014]
Watercolor by Anji Marth
All three works are watercolor on Hot Press, 16x20"
A route in Oregon inspired “Back Road in Alsea”. This area of the Pacific Northwest has a wet, misty, moody climate. The road was sketched and studied by the artist, then painted in the studio.
"Yeller Highway" was pulled from the sunrise on the interstate as the artist drove through Idaho. Inspiration struck just as the golden morning sun shone through the interstate running across Southern Idaho. It wasn’t the most picturesque, but the clouds and sun combined perfectly. The painting was completed standing by the car, in a small area next to the highway.
"Blue Highway" was painted while waiting for AAA, at dusk, in Wyoming. The artist doesn’t remember the name of this incredibly miniscule town that had a bar, a motel, and a gas station. The sky entranced the artist and she thought she was part of a deep-sea nightmare. The painting was completed sitting in the car as it was cold outside.
Anji Marth provides visual art from her nomadic background. A professional tattooist, she brings to flesh the imaginings of her clients. She is currently on sabbatical, dedicating energy to her painting and sculpture.
Living now in the Pacific Northwest, Anji finds inspiration in her surroundings, often adventuring in survival hiking. Material base for sculpture is found during walkabouts, while the beauty of landscape influences her paintings. She is a traveler in temperament, and as a necessity, to discovery. Regular cross-country wanderings submerse Anji in the beauty and culture of the back roads of America.