Biography

Mary Alice OritoOver the course of my multiple careers, first as a jewelry designer, then a sportswear designer, a costume designer, a psychotherapist and now mixed media artist, I have been fascinated by craft, illusion, texture, line, objects, decoration, surfaces and the intuitive process of arrangement

One of my great pleasures comes in finding common objects, then exploring the possibilities of their transformation or renewal. I am constantly delighted by the subjective thought process the viewers employ, as they access their personal history and memories in the process of defining & enjoying my art. But perhaps most satisfying for me is the communion between artist and viewer; that point-in-time when it becomes evident that in art, as in life, few things are ever as they seem.

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