"The Parable” by Marilyn Borglum

Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts

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“I consider my work to be portraiture, although, not in the traditional sense of the term. As a child I would sit for hours, repeatedly drawing a horse’s head, in what I remember to be a kind of frustrated pose, his nostrils flaring and mouth open. I had no exposure to real horses at that time, and have long since thought that it came from some deep seated subconscious source, that to this day, I still have not completely decoded. Like so many young girls, I managed to extrapolate riding lessons from my family, (in my case, my grandmother Marian), and eventually owned two fiery somewhat misfit horses, both being a sort of manifestation of the image I had engrained in my mind from when I drew them as a young girl. The horse was [always] a consistent subject for me, as was drawing figures, and architecture. My first architectural drawings were the result of trips I took as a teenager when I packed up my drawing materials and headed out into the neighborhood drawing the houses with the most dramatic lines, and dark shadows…While in graduate school, my imagery remained fixated around exploring that same nagging image I had in my head of the energetic frustrated horse, but interrupted with trips into the city drawing the architecture and people. Artist Marilyn Borglum states, after over 20 years developing her artistic style, “ As I fight, as all artists seem to, to develop the evolution of my imagery, both the horses and the urban drawings continue to wage battle against each other for my attention and time. While one may gain ground for weeks or even months at a time, stealing all my love and attention, the other always returns with a renewed life, forcing the other it’s turn at silence. I suppose I need one as much as the other, when I have become saturated and drained from the mental rigidity and focus required of the horses, I long for the playful release, of the immediacy of the drawings.”

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