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Ursula Marcum

Ursula Marcum

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Artist Work

one
2013
glass
3.5" x 5" x .5"
jagged
2014
glass
4" x 13" x .5" (assembled)
ascend
2013
glass
8" x 12" x 1.5" (assembled)
nine days
2012
glass
6.5" x 18" x 1" (assembled)
bird:feathers
2011
glass
11.5" x 5.75" x .5"
bird:three sisters
2011
glass
10.5" x 5.5" x .5"

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Humans collect. This desire falls outside of the boundaries of necessity. From the simple act of pocketing a seashell to the grandest of museum collections, we try to capture and hold beauty, knowledge, and memory. It is a way to relate on a personal scale to the vast, mysterious and ultimately unknowable place that we inhabit. My work explores this human drive to gather, classify and make meaning from objects.

Artist Bio

Originally trained as a designer for museum exhibitions, glass artist Ursula Marcum has long been fascinated with the human urge to collect. She received an Individual Artist Award from the Creative Baltimore Grant Fund in 2010. In July of 2012 she was honored to be a part of a residency at North Lands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland led by Jane Bruce. She teaches at Vitrum Studio, a facility dedicated to kilnformed glass, in Beltsville, MD. She and her husband, Glenn, are happy to call Baltimore "home."