Portfolio > 2014-2015 Venice

Stories of displacement based on my own experiences, and Joseph Brodsky’s Watermark—collection of essays about Venice.
Summer 2014 residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in Venice, Italy.
Having read Brodsky’s work prior to my first in-person encounter with Venice, I was struck by the uncanny sensation of having memories of a place I was seeing for the first time. Joseph Brodsky’s fragmented Venetian imagery of sound, light, and water corresponds to sequences of cinematic spaces, where distance fluctuates between physical and temporal.

Exhibited n Xi'an Academy of Fine Art Inspired by the city of Venice, Italy and Joseph Brodsky’s Watermark, a collection of essays about Venice Developed  during the January 2013 Venice Printmaking Studio large format print residency.
Intaglio, digital video projection
8' x 9'
2013
Venice Joseph Brodsky’s Watermark mariana smith
Intaglio, digital video projection
2013
Acqua Alta (installation view)
Intaglio, monotype, gold leaf, letterpress
2015
Time Thickens in Venice
digital video projection
2013
Mariana Smith, Venice,
intaglio, drawing, gold leaf
86" x 42"
2013
Detail
2013
Xi'an, China academy, etching, printmaking
Intaglio
2013