An art object should provide immediate excitement in imagery, color, and design, and also should encourage a viewer to think. I use natural subject matter to achieve visual ambiguities, often through abstraction, to explore how objective reality can be perceived in multiple ways. Here, an anemone opening underwater and a red crab looking crabby offer glimpses into the life of ocean shallows.


Anemone Party

Anemone Party


Nightmare Eye




Jayne Marek’s poems and art photos appear in publications such as The Cortland Review, Raven Chronicles, Spillway, Amsterdam Quarterly, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders, Notre Dame Review, 3Elements, Watershed Review, Sliver of Stone, Camas, and elsewhere.