some spring in my step by mary rousseaux

working on some large scale florals for a show that opens in Eastern Market May 18th. I am super excited to be working with a new partner to help promote Detroit Art Press. Along with myself I will be showing the work of a few other local artists. stay tuned.

new year ! by mary rousseaux

new year- new ideas- old ideas I still hold on to. maybe some good maybe some are just super shitty but I like them anyway. it has  been a year or two of change and now I am ready to settle back into my studio practice and get my ass in gear. started a new business,  Detroit art press which is keeping me busy and excited- bought a house, kinda, the house is a total gut job and I am ready to put my mark on it and have a place to land. 

anyway it is out there now on with the show

happy new year 

by mary rousseaux

 Sometimes you don't feel like going to work and sometimes you do most the times I do but even when I don't I go.  I go because I feel like I have to . not because I want to. but I know when I go I'm gonna get there and l am going to settle in .I have a cup of coffee.I sweep the floor.  I watch the ligh shift. I look at magazines. I make a soundtrack. And then I start to work. 

studio by mary rousseaux

big mess , what it looks like most of the time. periods of work, crazy messy . some times good things come out of it. or just extra trash. i guess we all make messes. then we clean them up. in the process we learn some stuff about ourselves and what we can do. i am always willing to try new tools, materials and process. some of my best work has come from really fucking something up only to pull a gem from the wreck. get messy, it's life.