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Marsh took up chainsaw carving in 2010 as a expedient method of producing wood sculptures and reaction molds for cast iron, which he combines together. His futuristic and brutal abstract carving style evolved from ongoing pursuits to render chronic pain in both wood and iron.
The twisting, stabbing, agonizing forms evoke anatomical structures under stress, tissues gripped in spasm, soaked in the corrosive ache that convolutes muscle, gnaws at bone, and leers in the mind. Such sensations are perceived in the afflicted, but cannot be detected by modern imaging techniques. These works are to show that horrific beauty.
WORKS IN PROGESS
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