Marion Borgelt is a leading Australian artist with a prodigious career spanning some 35 years. Her work draws inspiration from universal themes such as life cycles, cosmology, optics and phenomenology to create highly crafted, visually spectacular works. Through her practice of sculpture, painting and installation she explores connections between man-made culture and nature, between the constructed and the organic world, between microcosm and macrocosm and the ever-present duality of light and dark.
A lexicon of symbols and motifs, at once archetypal and personal, distinguishes the imagery of Borgelt’s work. Drawing on experience with a wide range of materials, including bees-wax, canvas, felt, glass, pigment, stainless steel, wood, stone and organic matter, she hones her ideas to the demands of a given site, mediating the creative intervention with originality and sensitivity.