Visual Poetry – A Classical Graffiti
Layers of history and time are a constant in the work of Marjorie Guyon. One of the hallmarks of Guyon’s work is that the image at once emerges from, yet disappears into what appears to be an ancient surface. Yet, she also seems to be lighting the path of time. It may well be the dynamic between the two impulses that gives her haunting images their appeal. To build her compositions, she works in collage and applies marble dust and pigment - earth from all over the world to create an archeology of the soul. Her work is at once both contemporary and ancient - a blend of mythology and graffiti.
Guyon’s work and projects appear in public and private collections across the United States: International Paper, FedEx, Morris Museum of Art, Pfizer, Brown Forman, Keeneland Foundation, Saint Joseph Hospital, Brian and Jane Williams, N’Namdi Collection, University of Kentucky Art Museum, UK Healthcare. A commission by the Keeneland Foundation in 2006 sparked her interest in public work. Her project "Nation of Nations" is being utilized in Albany by the Capital District YMCA. The Breeder's Cup Festival commissioned Guyon to create a public art presentation melding projected image and language to welcome worldwide visitors to the event.
Recently, she has developed a template for public art which has manifested first in Lexington, Ky via the Downtown Lexington Management District and Lexington Parking Authority.