Mary Moquin is a University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth MFA graduate in Painting. Juried winner and shown in many Galleries and Museums in New England and Beyond.
There have been moments in my life, when I have felt completely connected to something larger, part of a unified whole that exists somewhere beyond the
immediate appearance of everyday reality. As a young child, I experienced this sense of connectedness for hours at a time while leisurely exploring my rural
surroundings. But, as I have grown older and busier this feeling of unity eludes me, beyond my memory, like a name I can’t quite remember. I am left with a
sense of separation and a longing to recapture this feeling of wholeness that came so naturally in my youth. Through my painting I search to rediscover this
unity between the specific elements of these spaces and the larger forms and forces of the world.
The landscape is the sanctuary I have found that brings me the closest to reuniting myself with this experience of wholeness. In these silent meditative places, I listen for the echo of something I am certain I once heard clearly.Through the process of painting the landscape and contemplating the natural rhythms and phenomenon I witness, I seek to fill the void created by my lingering
sense of separation. The motifs depicted in my paintings are metaphors for a way of “being” in the world, a way I have experienced metaphysically in these sacred spaces and that I have gained poetic insight into. This phenomenon has reinforced my intuition of the universe as a single significant whole. It is my hope to awaken this awareness in those that are receptive to it.