A personal message from the artist:
I have always been drawn to creating things, “Idle hands are the devils work”, is probably a good description of my personality. I find that if a day goes by that I have not achieved some modicum of creativity I am depressed with myself and it is that which drives me forward.
I went to Jacob Cramer Art College and studied there for one year, I meet and associated with other now well known artists. I then went on to do a degree in Scientific and Technical Graphics in Falmouth, which took four years, more academic than artistic, though still with a creative bias, but I was also keen to make a good living for myself. I started work as a graphic designer at Harlec Television (HTV) Bristol, and for a while was very happy doing all of the computer graphics during my time there.
I was then lured away to work with the family business, which I have now been doing for 18 years. In that time I have concentrated on Landscapes, watercolours and Acrylic Portraits and Landscape photography, Highly detailed, photo-like in their reproduction, but there was a creative gap in my life, I feared to do what I really longed to do which was create modern works of art.
My break with the past came when I bought an apartment in Budapest. I wanted it to be ultra modern, and filled with modern art. After fully restoring the apartment I set about deciding what to create and to give my work a unique feel. I had been creating things in my mind for a long time, shelving things away. The idea of using nails to create my image came about some 16 years ago and I have been harbouring the idea at the back of my mind for so long. At first I wanted to do pure abstract images but that was a bridge too far...
|The sands of time flow true and fast
but for some it seems
no choice is left but to live in dreams
and little thought to change the state
but ticking clock and no time to waste
make the bright and the brave
reach out to change the life they made
to new horizons and challenges take
and disregard the fear they have
for gripping ever tighter fast
to hold on to what they have
only watch it slip away
and finally we lay to rest
but first you have the chance to fight
good luck to all in pursuit of dreams
as striving for their goal
they breathe new life into their soul
Marcus Levine 20/10/2010
Dedicated to my friends
Who went and did something less boring instead
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