Press

“(Christopher Marley’s) Biophilia is a stark memo on how little we know of what we claim is our world… It is also an elegant manifesto meant to nudge us off our couches and easy chairs and out the door… “Biophilia” is a stark memo on how little we know of what we claim is our world. It encourages us to repeat the names of these species that, mostly, we don’t have a clue about.It makes us peer into eyes we cannot fathom. One of art’s goals is to shock and awake and Biophilia hits that mark soundly… In his art, he reclaims each animal’s physical body, then its spirit.”

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“Nature can seem messy, chaotic, even frightening, but in Christopher Marley’s world, it’s a bounty of usable materials that can be infinitely organized and aestheticized… the visual through lines that cut across all organisms and natural elements, from fish to flowers to minerals, all appear in Biophilia... In Marley’s mosaics, virtually anything on Earth could be useful and celebrated for its unique beauty.

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“Even the hard categorizations and taxonomies of a natural history museum don’t hide the beauty of the natural world… but rarely do you get to see those specimens side by side… Marley chooses his juxtapositions carefully to emphasize the full spectrum of color displayed-and replicated-in the natural world. His chosen flora and fauna bring out each others’ best hues… you begin to get the feeling that nature is drawing inspiration from itself, even copying itself outright. And in a sense, it is… In the world humans share with these [organisms], recurring geometries and colors are a sign of our essential oneness. What’s not to love?

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“Christopher Marley has used his skills as a designer, conservator, taxidermist, and environmentally responsible collector to make images and mosaics that produce strong, positive emotional responses in viewers… While his work is motivated by aesthetics, many of the artist’s mosaics tell scientific stories, particularly those that include organisms that are genetically related but live in different parts of the world… He painstakingly arranges according to color to highlight their striking visual relationships.”

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“Where many of us see something that is ugly, even repulsive, Christopher Marley sees beauty and the raw material for art… The world is rich with all kinds of things that inspire him.”

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“The natural world and art go hand-in-hand for artist CHristopher Marley, who has paved a unique aesthetic by working with organisms… that are either reclaimed or sustainably harvested. Often graphic and bold,… his style is crisp and architectural… [and] his works are meticulously arranged”

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“As an artist, Marley offers a perspective on nature that’s more corporeal than conceptual. It manifests itself in clean lines and axes—orbiting specimens that have passed from life to deities of art… It’s all part of a marvelous display, one that silences any notion that the natural vessel is worthless after death.”

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“[In] Biophilia, (meaning “love of life”) by artist and designer Marley… Geometric patterns, larger-than-life close-ups and mosaics of various creatures showcase the stunning colors, shapes and textures of the natural world.”

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Press

“(Christopher Marley’s) Biophilia is a stark memo on how little we know of what we claim is our world… It is also an elegant manifesto meant to nudge us off our couches and easy chairs and out the door… “Biophilia” is a stark memo on how little we know of what we claim is our world. It encourages us to repeat the names of these species that, mostly, we don’t have a clue about.It makes us peer into eyes we cannot fathom. One of art’s goals is to shock and awake and Biophilia hits that mark soundly… In his art, he reclaims each animal’s physical body, then its spirit.”

– The New York Times

“Nature can seem messy, chaotic, even frightening, but in Christopher Marley’s world, it’s a bounty of usable materials that can be infinitely organized and aestheticized… the visual through lines that cut across all organisms and natural elements, from fish to flowers to minerals, all appear in Biophilia... In Marley’s mosaics, virtually anything on Earth could be useful and celebrated for its unique beauty.

– Slate Magazine

“Even the hard categorizations and taxonomies of a natural history museum don’t hide the beauty of the natural world… but rarely do you get to see those specimens side by side… Marley chooses his juxtapositions carefully to emphasize the full spectrum of color displayed-and replicated-in the natural world. His chosen flora and fauna bring out each others’ best hues… you begin to get the feeling that nature is drawing inspiration from itself, even copying itself outright. And in a sense, it is… In the world humans share with these [organisms], recurring geometries and colors are a sign of our essential oneness. What’s not to love?

– Wired

“Christopher Marley has used his skills as a designer, conservator, taxidermist, and environmentally responsible collector to make images and mosaics that produce strong, positive emotional responses in viewers… While his work is motivated by aesthetics, many of the artist’s mosaics tell scientific stories, particularly those that include organisms that are genetically related but live in different parts of the world… He painstakingly arranges according to color to highlight their striking visual relationships.”

– Smithsonian.com

“Where many of us see something that is ugly, even repulsive, Christopher Marley sees beauty and the raw material for art… The world is rich with all kinds of things that inspire him.”

– CBS Sunday Morning

“As an artist, Marley offers a perspective on nature that’s more corporeal than conceptual. It manifests itself in clean lines and axes—orbiting specimens that have passed from life to deities of art… It’s all part of a marvelous display, one that silences any notion that the natural vessel is worthless after death.”

– Audubon

“[In] Biophilia, (meaning “love of life”) by artist and designer Marley… Geometric patterns, larger-than-life close-ups and mosaics of various creatures showcase the stunning colors, shapes and textures of the natural world.”

– Scientific American

 

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