Marcie Ziskind [Certified Visual Artist – Philadelphia, PA]
Marcie Ziskind is a new Side Arts Certified Visual Artist from Philadelphia, PA.
Marcie Mehrman Ziskind is an Outsider Artist. She is mostly self taught. Having acquired skills in ceramics, painting, glass fusion, and mosaics, Marcie’s true passion lies in the creation of fiber art – including wet felting and embroidery – and uses these complex textiles to generate wall art, decorative items, and garments.
After enduring the unimaginable, the death of her oldest son in July 2016, Marcie discovered that the physicality of making felt helped her to process her grief. Not only does she pour her physical emotion into the making of her “Grief Vessels,” and other felted items, but also they hold the pain itself. They all have interesting nooks and crannies, just like our heartbreak, which hide in the little places inside us and pop out at unexpected and inopportune times. Sometimes surprising us.
Marcie’s work has been featured at local galleries and in exhibits across the country. She owns and operates The Expressive Hand, a paint-your-own-pottery and fused glass studio that provides access to art for everyone in the community. She is a current member of The Da Vinci Art Alliance, The Women’s Caucus for Art, The Philadelphia Handweaver’s Guild, and The Northeast Feltmakers Guild.
See more work, visit feltedstones.com