"I have been exploring the connections of garden and architectural ornament. A garden is a space that is part domestic and part nature; ornament is found on the edges of things. Both exist as thresholds, forms of borders that go unnoticed. A finial is an ornament that punctuates the apex of a building. It touches the sky yet is firmly attached to a structure planted on the ground. I am fascinated with these things because they act as markers offering rare moments of clear delineation."
A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Andrea Marquis received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions. She was an Artist in Residence at the Archie Bray Foundation from 2005-07 and is currently Artist in Residence at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
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