Marcia grew up in Brooklyn, NY. As a child she had very poor eyesight, so grew up constantly aware she wasn’t seeing everything her friends could see. Buying her first camera, at 10 years old, opened a new world to her. for the first time, she could see the world clearly. From that moment to the present, she has always had a camera close at hand.
In high school, she found she had a love for science. After graduating from Brandeis University, she went to work as a chemist. But, those were the days when women weren’t hired to “do a men’s work”. After her second job, she learned that changing from an established field to the next new field was easy. She changed her resume from ‘Physical Chemist’ to ‘Chemical Physicist' resulted in 3 job offers in one week. That small alteration affected the rest of her life. She spent her working career moving from one field to the next.
Her focus on technical fields affected her creative work as well. Her photography consisted of capturing the literal world around her, with an emphasis on landscapes, structures and architecture, and waterscapes.
When Marcia became ill, she was forced to retire and had to find new interests to occupy her time. Her approach was to take adult eduction courses in subjects she didn’t know anything about: writing, drawing, and painting all held interest for her. She also took a variety of creative photography classes.
Today, Marcia spends her time creating art to express her vision of the external and internal world she experiences. She uses her photography to convey the beauty and patterns of her physical world, her ‘fractured fotographs’ convey the possibilities of manipulating the physical world to show new patterns and possibilities and her paintings create original work that conveys emotions, feelings and mood. Marcia’s goal in all her work is to convey, to the viewer, her reactions to the world and everything it contains.
Marcia’s photographs and paintings have been juried into shows at the Cambridge Art Association, and several online juried galleries including ArtRoomGalleryOnline.com, Heaven Art Gallery USA, LightSpaceTime.art, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery Online and Fusion Art Gallery - Palm Springs.