Figurative Artwork
Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
While We Sleep
2020
Digital Photographic Composite
15" w x 10" h

Most of us living in post-industrial areas of the world are unaware of the non-human life living all around us. Plants and animals' integral to the homeostasis of our planet are largely ignored or simply understood from a utilitarian perspective. At the same time, While We Sleep addresses this separation and the beauty of remembering and behaving as a part of nature rather than separate and different.

Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
The View From Here
2020
Digital Photographic Composite
10" x 10"

Woods walking is restorative, especially during this global pandemic. On walks, various animals and plants remind me of the shared life support system we all depend upon. Homeostasis is a function of all contributing. No one species is more important than another. I met the Red Efts most mornings. as I slowed my pace. The slowing down allowed me to more fully experience the power of nature to assist in helping balance myself. In gratitude, I do all I can to help preserve these small creatures as well as the nature we are all a part of and need.

 
Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
Altars Everywhere
2021
Digital Photographic Composite

The Natural world provides anchor points into the very moment in which I am living. It is here I discover a new perspective in my art-making process.

Out of my head and into the moment, I awaken each time I pay attention to my natural surroundings.  In these moments of pure awareness, unhampered by the never-ending thoughts the human mind naturally creates, a still place of magnanimity surfaces.

This moment of grace, unhampered by conditions, feels like an altar. How I arrive in this no space place is a paradox. Trusting in this quiet process offers me creative direction and impulse.


 
Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
Calling Me
2013
Digital Photographic Composite
10" x 10"
Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
Homeland 2
2012
Digital Photographic Composite
14" x 10.5"
Marlow D.J. Shami Figurative Artwork Digital Photographic Composite
Secrets
2012
Digital Photographic Composite
7" x 13"
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A Girl's Best Friend
2012
digital photography composite
10" w x 10"h
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Imprint 2
2010
digital photography composite
15"w x 20"h
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Imprint 1
2010
digital photography composite
15"h x 20"w
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Iced
2009
digital photograph composite
15 1/4" x 20"
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Awakening
2009
digital photography composite
15" x 25"
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Homeland
2009
digital
22"x32"
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Up Until Now
2009
digital
20"x30"
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Heaven's Void
2008
digital photographic composite
18" x 23 1/2"