I work eclectically, in visual art and in writing.
I have been exploring the underpinnings of the human
impulse for mark-making: the beginnings of visual
art, the origins of written language, and the need
we have to communicate and record our thoughts and
I have also been working to understand the deep
effect of place, of the landscapes in which we live,
on how we see and understand our worlds. Sense of
place becomes part of language, of culture and mythology.
Because of these philosophical bases—mark-making
and sense of place—I think of much of my work
as "land-based abstraction". In these
pages are some of the outcomes of some of my explorations.
Lorraine Martinuik lives and works on Denman
Island, a small community on Canada's Pacific