Marc Bosworth was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, the youngest of 10 children in a very practical yet creative family. He earned a BFA in drawing from Arizona State University and an MFA in printmaking from Wichita State University. He was a founding member of the Famous Dead Artists and an early organizer of Wichita’s Final Fridays. He taught printmaking as an adjunct professor at Friends University for many years and has maintained a career as a graphic designer; currently he is an art director at Greteman Group. His prints and paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout Wichita and the region.
“I am an artist, a graphic designer, the designated house and yard maintenance and repair man, a husband and the father of a teenage boy who, it seems, was a baby five minutes ago. I find the challenge is always to find a balance. This ongoing dilemma is reflected in my art through multiple layers of imagery, a diversity of textures and fragmented compositions. Maps and repair-manual diagrams refer to repeated attempts to stay the course, to fix the problem.
Recent works employ plant and bird imagery, which suggest the changing of the seasons, the unrelenting passage of time, the inevitable life cycle.
The painting I created for Chamber at the Barn features a ruby-throated hummingbird and a diagram of a cello. The flowers depicted are agastache and lantana, both of which I had growing in my yard last season. In my mind, the hummingbird in the painting is struggling to choose between the colorful blooms and the beautiful sounds of the cello. After all, music is nectar for the soul.”
John Harrison 2016
Excerpts 2012 – 2016