This piece is from my series Location, Location! which explores physical locations in an abstract form. Backstar is a tribute to David Bowie and the  vibrant city of Manhattan. The paint, black, white and gray, is applied with no brushstrokes, giving the appearance that it has appeared or grown where it lies. The passages of text are an impression and not readable.  

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

- Marion Wood


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 1 oz.



Marion Wood
Newbury Park, California

Getting to Know Marion

Because Marion Wood does not paint in a literal form, she refers to memory, feelings, and personal experience for inspiration. She is inspired by the stillness and silence of winter, the excitement of a city, and the flowing of a river. The feelings associated with these locations are captured through abstraction, movement, and color. In her current paintings, she does not use paintbrushes; instead, she spreads, scrapes, transfers or throws paint on to the canvas. There is a dynamic energy in the way that the shapes intersect and collide; you can imagine the physicality that it requires to create each piece. Although Marion does not plan her pieces before she begins, the final result feels balanced and deliberate. Marion’s contemporary expression conveys the rich and stimulating world around her through a mix of geometric and organic forms.