Anticipation – Mariah Ziemer

 

 

Titles:  

Anticipation (shown)

Patience 

 

Materials:  

Soft pastel on paper

 

Description:

Though simply rendered, tally marks have the unique ability to signify the passing of time. I thought about how they are often expressed as marks that count ‘up’ days of unrest or torment — like tallies on prison walls — instead of marks that count ‘down’ towards some celebratory event. There is a sense of desperation and longing in this space to break free from the current circumstance, yet hope may prevail in patience.  Click here to view Patience.

 

 

Bio:

After completing her MLitt with ITIA in 2019, Mariah moved back to her hometown in Boise, Idaho to teach and continue her practice as a visual artist. She has since illustrated two children’s books with Hidden Shelf Publishing: Jiemba and Friends (2020, written by her dad) and The Loose Chronicles (coming 2021).

 

Mariahziemerart.com

 

Author

  • Karen entered the PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management and consulting, followed by service in pastoral, social and theatre ministry. Under the supervision of Trevor Hart, she is exploring theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate student-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. As Editor of Transpositions, she is fostering a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept.