Marissa Textor

Region: Pacific Coast

Influenced by the ephemeral nature of both human emotion and the wild environment, my work utilizes concepts from landscape painting to transform the subject matter into living and evolving entities through which human identity can be explored and understood. I focus on the timeless authenticity of natural forms and avoid man-made or industrial aspects that lock the landscape into a specific time period. My aim is to present universal images that people can identify and relate to, while maintaining a sense of mystery and inspiration to the unknown.

Capturing and preserving transitory moments in a world that is constantly moving onward, my deep connection with photography serves as a backbone to my creative process. By utilizing photo-realistic imagery, I am able to straddle the line between straight documentation and subjective fiction in order to formulate narratives that address and communicate my objectives.