Marilyn Avery Turner

Marilyn Turner’s work draws from numerous sources, ancient and contemporary, to blend personal experiences with archetypal images. The use of drawings and statuary from early Mexican cultures reflects her abiding attraction to the country where she spent a formative part of her childhood. Turner particularly relates to the graphic quality of Aztec and Mayan art and when her work became focused on archetypal ideas she turned to these images as fitting representations. She has been concentrating on printmaking, specifically monoprinting and screenprinting, for the past twenty-five years. Turner’s background was primarily in painting and collage and she finds the process of monoprinting to be an ideal synthesis of these two mediums.