Marshall Carbee creates his best work…hands off.
Marshall Carbee was born in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from The University of New Hampshire, where he participated in the school's very first fine arts programming. After graduating, it has been a whirlwind of growth….children's books & community action including founding an art school for underprivileged children in Portsmouth, several multimedia projects that led him to participate in music and video production landing his work in numerous films, including Men in Black, Donnie Brasco and Basquiat
… and artwork for special events and shows for artists like Bob Dylan, The Clash, Michael Jackson and the Rolling Stones.
He's grown to be one the areas most traveled and prolific artists, jogging between residencies in Los Angeles, New York, and Rye New Hampshire on a regular basis, and visiting the rest of the world to create and gain new experiences, opportunities and inspiration.
The last decade Carbee has taken a closer look at his own environmental footprint as a working artist, and after not liking what he was seeing, he changed it.
The result of that shift is quite beautiful to view. A stunning collection of work that allow us both a mirror of ourselves to gaze in awe at how nature will always outshine us, and insight into our own footprint and path….
WORDS and actions
"When modern art was born, artists broke free of their historical limitations and in the process, lost sight of their social contract. As artists neglected their accountability to society, people lost interest in the artist and art. People need to care more about the Arts and about artists. They are not going to do that unless artists care more about people. Art can lead people into the future through beauty. Great art illuminates us; it shows us the best of what we are. There is a new world of social awareness which poses a radical challenge to artists: Renew our social contract, create art that inspires and uplift us with stunning beauty and white hot spiritual energy. People need to care more about what Art offers. To help them do this, Artists need to care more about people. That’s the beginning of a renewal of our social contract."
Carbee certainly took the word 'few' to heart...
What is art?
Anything done well.
What are the biggest challenges of making a living as an artist?Patrons.
Do you have some tips for emerging artists on how to begin showing in the better galleries or for gaining more sales/financial rewards?
What ARE some of the ways an artist can make a living?
What are your creative plans for 2015?
To be creative.
Unearthed by an idea, rather than beat into submission by the artists hands.
Such a simple idea, to let nature run it's course.
Incredibly powerful, effective and rewarding to view.
If you'd like to read more … and see more from Marshall,
visit his website at:
Art, Culture, Unity and Soul
in Berwick, Maine