• Metamorphoses 2

    Metamorphoses 2

    Marianne Fox-Ockinga    

    Woodcut print           

    Paper size: W35 x H40 cm

    Edition of 20, 5 available

    Syrinx' Becomes A Reed is one of three woodcut prints from Marianne's Metamorphoses series based on the classical mythology of the nymph, Syrinx, and the god, Pan. Pursued by the amorous Pan, Syrinx ran to a river's edge and pleaed for assistance from the river nymphs. In answer, she was transformed into hollow water reeds that made a haunting sound when the god's frustrated breath blew across them. Pan cut the reeds to fashion the first set of pan pipes, which were thenceforth known as Syrinx.


    Other works by Marianne Fox-Ockinga:

    Metamorphoses 1Metamorphoses 3Arsenal West Side Story woodcut printHome By Moonlight woodcut print    Men at Work, Kings Cross woodcut print    Regents Canal Towpath woodcut print by Marianne Fox-OckingaEtna woodcut print

    About the artist


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    Marianne Fox-OckingaArtist: Marianne Fox-Ockinga

    Marianne became interested in the changing urban landscape in 2001 when her neighbourhood near London's King's Cross St Pancras underwent huge construction upheaval. Until then, the subjects of her art had been largely rural, particularly the Friesian fenlands of her native Netherlands.

    "The turning point came when I saw one of the huge iron gasometers being lifted by a crane to be taken away for demolition, and thought - this part of Victorian history should be recorded visually."

    And record she has. Through the medium of woodcut and watercolour, Marianne captured the "death" and "resurrection" of some of London's most significant landscape developments. One thing led to another — work at King's Cross St Pancras gave her the opportunity to record the abandonment of Highbury and the construction of Arsenal's elegant Emirates Stadium, followed by the Kings Place arts and media centre and the monumental Olympic Stadium at Stratford. Armed with a hard hat, she was a familiar figure at the Olympic site and her artwork follows the process of the stadium construction season by season over four years. Marianne was granted unprecedented access and became the first artist-in-residence of this extraordinary work-in-progress.

    Marianne studied at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, and has exhibited worldwide including the Royal Academy, the Barbican and the Mall Gallery.

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