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2 weeks ago

Maryrose Crook

I have a beautiful new website designed for me by my friend Anthony Wyld, of Wide Open Media (bit.ly/2HmT7Xv) ....Come and visit me!

it's worth experiencing on both your phone and computer as the two views are both cool in their own ways....

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Anthony's website building company can be found on wideopenmedia.com.au/

glorious!

Wow that's fantastic so many paintings I haven't seen, incredible work Maryrose blown away

Gorgeous!!! 😍😘

Stunning

snazzy

Gorgeous 😀👍❤️ xxx

It’s fabulous Maryrose!

It’s beautiful Maryrose and lovely photos of Rosa as well.

Looks beautiful!!

Fantastic work love it

thank you everyone! <3

Excellent website Maryrose.

You are an amazing woman and artist!!!!

Wonderful to see your stunning work showcased so beautifully Maryrose! <3

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2 months ago

Maryrose Crook

This is the second of the two small paintings I have showing at the La Luz de Jesus exhibition in LA, Laluzapalooza. I was thinking about how both bats and bees are a bit like the canaries in our mine, both very sensitive organisms that are crucial to life on the planet in their own unique ways. These reliquaries are thoughts about the inconceivability of a world without these creatures.

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This is the second of the two small paintings I have showing at the La Luz de Jesus exhibition in LA, Laluzapalooza. I was thinking about how both bats and bees are a bit like the canaries in our mine, both very sensitive organisms that are crucial to life on the planet in their own unique ways. These reliquaries are thoughts about the inconceivability of a world without these creatures.

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Your usual stunning standard Maryrose. X

So that's the bat! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Your art is amazing Maryrose! Frogs and other amphibians, as well as other birds are also proverbial 'canaries in the coal mine' of the earth. I sometimes think of artists as the Canaries of society.

So beautiful❤️

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2 months ago

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Astonishing X

Really love this and want to touch it1

4 months ago

Maryrose Crook

Had a great week in Miami showing work at the In Heroes We Trust pop up exhibition, with a group of woman artists from the high desert collective, Daughter's of the Desert. It was so lovely to be there with Carly Valentine and Svetlana Shigroff, and to hang my pieces with the women we know from Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley.

I saw a pile of amazing art, and met some incredible artists, most of them young and bursting with energy and ideas...it was a real shot in the arm....The In Heroes We Trust exhibition was in a beautiful old church on Biscayne Boulevard, close to little Haiti, which had been empty for at least a year, and muralists, like Peter Birk, Carl Joseph Gabriel (@artistcjg89), Wrdsmth and Frida Stiil Vium came in and transformed the walls with huge bold paintings, and artists such as @otrosyomx and Belowkey turned their rooms into installations. Carly and Svetlana also transformed our space with a gorgeous rainbow they painted onto the floor at 2am one night...

Want to thank Neely Shearer and Carly Valentine, without whose energy I would never have got out of the house and gone to this event, and everyone else who made the experience so unforgettable.

As an unexpected bonus I met up with Nik Greene and Victoria Colmegna, and was able to catch one of Victoria's pieces at the Nada Miami Beach show.

Here are a few photos from the trip, I lost several, thinking I'd uploaded them to my computer, and deleting them, sigh.
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(Just mentioning this just in case, but, if they're iphone photos they might still be in the "Recently Deleted" folder)

5 months ago

Maryrose Crook

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5 months ago

Maryrose Crook

"Bardo of the Kokako": This old soldier has traveled around the world with us....it was painted in 2007 in our flat in Dublin st, Lyttelton, and shown in various places: Christchurch, Berlin, Riverside California...it's on a piece of unstretched canvas so is kind of like an artifact.

I painted this piece in response to hearing about the extinction of the South Island Kokako, the beautiful New Zealand bird displaced from their habitat by farmland, and of course also attacked by introduced predators: hence the tattoo of the HMS Dunedin, the first ship to successfully transport frozen lamb from NZ to the UK.

"Bardo" in the title refers to the experience of the bird in the moments before they were declared extinct, and also to whether or not they are extinct, or simply living in some denser bush, at least in small numbers. That's my hope!

This painting is showing this week in Miami in the renegade art show In Heroes We Trust, in the Daughters of the Desert gallery, 7610 Biscayne Blvd.

The other piece I brought, "Bardo of the Nectar Lovers", which is a tribute to the bees that used to live in our garage wall, is hanging in the main space downstairs, on some re-purposed church pews....I have only painted 3 "Bardo" paintings, so it's nice that these two get to be shown together, especially as they were painted 10 years apart...! The second photo is Nectar Lovers hit by the sun coming though a high stained glass window.
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Bardo of the Kokako: This old soldier has traveled around the world with us....it was painted in 2007 in our flat in Dublin st, Lyttelton, and shown in various places: Christchurch, Berlin, Riverside California...its on a piece of unstretched canvas so is kind of like an artifact. 

I painted this piece in response to hearing about the extinction of the South Island Kokako, the beautiful New Zealand bird displaced from their habitat by farmland, and of course also attacked by introduced predators: hence the tattoo of the HMS Dunedin, the first ship to successfully transport frozen lamb from NZ to the UK. 

Bardo in the title refers to the experience of the bird in the moments before they were declared extinct, and also to whether or not they are extinct, or simply living in some denser bush, at least in small numbers. Thats my hope! 

This painting is showing this week in Miami in the renegade art show In Heroes We Trust, in the Daughters of the Desert gallery, 7610 Biscayne Blvd.

The other piece I brought, Bardo of the Nectar Lovers, which is a tribute to the bees that used to live in our garage wall, is hanging in the main space downstairs, on some re-purposed church pews....I have only painted 3 Bardo paintings, so its nice that these two get to be shown together, especially as they were painted 10 years apart...! The second photo is Nectar Lovers hit by the sun coming though a high stained glass window.Image attachment

5 months ago

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Absolutely fantastic, Maryrose.

Mesmerising! X

5 months ago

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Incredible!! X

Oooo love that idea ! I have an emu egg with the unfortunate dried up foetus still inside rattling around - perhaps this is the demon trapped inside waiting for this hapless human to drop it ! Am bound to one day!

6 months ago

Maryrose Crook

HEY ! has added some wonderful new incentives for their kickstarter campaign. At this point they have almost reached their goal but this doesn't mean that anyone should miss out on these beautiful pieces of art, kindly donated by artists they have supported over the years of creating their incredible publications.

On this site you can purchase fine art prints, original artworks and a number of beautiful books by both Hey! themselves, as well as artists they have worked with, such as Mark Ryden and his partner Marion Peck. Don't miss out! Many of these treasures are already spoken for....New Rewards on our Kickstarter... Get yours & Support Us!! // Märt Infanger // Ramon Maiden // Kate Clark
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1246864021/hey-art-mag-starts-a-season-2
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HEY ! has added some wonderful new incentives for their kickstarter campaign. At this point they have almost reached their goal but this doesnt mean that anyone should miss out on these beautiful pieces of art, kindly donated by artists they have supported over the years of creating their incredible publications.

On this site you can purchase fine art prints, original artworks and a number of beautiful books by both Hey! themselves, as well as artists they have worked with, such as Mark Ryden and his partner Marion Peck. Dont miss out! Many of these treasures are already spoken for....

7 months ago

Maryrose Crook

I'm showing some new work in LA, at the Kiwis in LA 10th anniversary exhibition, ctober 14th, Santa Monica, I'll be there, with some great New Zealand wine....message me if you'd like to come! ... See MoreSee Less

Im showing some new work in LA, at the Kiwis in LA 10th anniversary exhibition, ctober 14th, Santa Monica, Ill be there, with some great New Zealand wine....message me if youd like to come!
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