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These precious hands of mine are instruments of creation, giving form and life to my imagination. 
Front and back, these hands are big, strong, gentle, rough around the edges, loving, and sensitive.

photo credit: Blake Sittler

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 Inspiration comes from 

communityplants, trees, cycles, botany, animals, flow, Family, cells, Culture, bodily systems, SPIRIT, family, weather, matter, energy, water, fire,

Sun, Moon, air, ether, LOVE, environment,  history, tradition, processes, mystical, evolution, birth, geometry, TRUTH, growth, ageing, decay 

Cosmos, imagination...,


Artist Statement

My work's primary themes and inspiration are founded on cycles of transformation, change, and nature. These concepts manifest themselves in various ways, which include sacred Ukrainian symbolism of the Sun, Earth, and Universe. Often it is through geometric forms and sometimes the combination of contrasting elements of nature, such as a tree or landscape merging with geometric lines and shapes. Regardless of the outcome - abstract or representational there is always the emergence of something unique.

The geometric paintings are most often contemplative and utilize an approach that is systematic in its process. Several techniques are used during the painting process; spraying paint, masking off shapes, applying paint with a brush or sponge to provide a smooth surface and glazing techniques.

The merging of geometry and representative images conveys a uniting of two worlds — one carefully composed with a dance of order and chaos. By carrying on the traditions of my Ukrainian ancestors, I paint symbols to convey my disposition and experience.

Marlessa Ann Wesolowski is a visual artist living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her inspiration to create is ever-evolving, informed by nature, natural processes, geometric symbolism, and a desire to make sense of experiences and the world around her through artistic expression.

In 2005, she co-founded The Healing Arts Program at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon. Her expressive arts practice in healthcare and community complements the hospital's holistic paradigm to care for all.


In 2019 she graduated "manga cum laude" with a Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy (with a Minor in Psychology) from the Division of Arts, Health and Society at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. 






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