Turned and carved ambrosia maple . Embellishments: aniline dye, india ink.
Turned, carved Maple with walnut burl base. Embellishment: Aniline dye
h:15″, l 13″
Harvest Moon: Turned, carved Maple . Embellishment: Pyrography, Aniline dye
Marilyn French St. George
Marilyn started her professional artistic career in 2001after becoming redundant from her position as a behavioral scientist at Nortel Networks when the company declared bankruptcy during the high-tech melt down in the early 2000’s. Marilyn, together with her late husband Richard Stoker launched a successful custom art glass business in Wakefield, Quebec from 2001. During that time Marilyn served as President of the local artists tour “Artists in their Environment” for several years. Their commission work can be seen in public buildings in Ottawa as well as private homes. Gallery exposure
included the Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada and the Remington Museum, Ogdensburg, NY.
Her husband’s progressive health issues eventually provoked a move to warmer Arizona in 2013. At that time, Marilyn became seriously interested in wood as a medium of expression and has now acquired technical competency to the point where she can use wood as a narrative tool. Her work has been published in the American Association of Woodturners and has been acknowledged on several on-line wood turning communities including “Woodturning – the Art and Craft” and “Woodturners Around the World”. Her current work has been featured in the Fall 2019 Arizona Sierra
Club magazine “Canyon Echo”.
Marilyn’s creative inspiration comes from consideration of the precious and precarious life in the desert. Our interaction with the natural world challenges the resiliency of both humanity and all other life. Here in the desert we see first hand how the natural world’s ability to adapt to our presence is tested. Humanity’s ceaseless hope that the natural world can adapt around us is an endless source of creative energy.