MaryEllen Ponsford

maryellenponsford_1d

Untitled 1, monotype print, 20×16

maryellenponsford_2d

Untitled 2; monotype print; 16×20

maryellenponsford_3d

Untitled 3; monotype print; 16×20

maryellenponsford_4d

Untitled 4; monotype print; 16×20

maryellenponsford_5d

Untitled 5; monotype print; 16×20

maryellenponsford_6d

Untitled 6; monotype print; 16×20

maryellenponsford_7d

Untitled 7; monotype print; 24×24

maryellenponsford_8d

Untitled 8; monotype print; 24×24

ARTIST STATEMENT

The first six works are part of the “Women on Watch” series. This set of monotype prints celebrates the women activists who defend – and often literally save – lives within certain animal species. Their dedication, sometimes in the face of threats from other humans, plays an important role in the diversity and health of the environment at large.

The final two works are from the “Mother/Goddess” series. This set of monotype prints on linen reflects my belief in the link between the physical and spiritual worlds via spirit guides who, in these images, lead my mother on her last journey.