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Poli Marichal

Poli Marichal | A Community is Like a Tree

Poli Marichal

Poli Marichal

My angel depicts the community as a large and strong tree that nurtures and protects its inhabitants. I use the image of the tree constantly in my work and decided to incorporate it as the anchor for my idea of how community, growth and aspirations can be depicted in a visually suggestive and inspirational manner. My intention is to reinforce the idea of sustainability by using found and recycled material and staining, shaping and working on it to create a layered collage.

To learn more about Poli Marichal’s work, visit polimarichal.com. “A Community is Like a Tree” is on display at Downtown Women’s Center, 442 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (map).