Colleen Marino

About the Artist

Artist Statement

Through posture and pose the figure is a vehicle for conveyed metaphors of femininity, mental illness, and how the two are stigmatically embedded.

 Guided by socially prescribed standards of acceptability; my work aims to explore my journey with and through these topics. Their innate ability to block our access to self-compassion and love; as well as the expectations of perfection and presentability.

 Femininity is my obsession.

 It is my mental health cloak.

 It is the greatest persuasion.