American, b. 1952
Roxanne Darling is an emerging artist currently focused on self-portraits in the American West, which are accompanied by her poetry. Themes of self-acceptance, MeToo, and concern for our natural world weave consistently through her work. Her art, especially her black and white drawings, often include a sense of whimsy and positivity. As a combined visual, conceptual, and literary artist, words and numbers appear in her work as do influences from her previous careers as a marine biologist, ballet dancer, health coach, and technologist. She is agnostic regarding her tools and has used painting, photography, film, video, and writing along with performance and construction to express her creative ideas. Her work is influenced by (and has been compared to the work of) Ana Mendieta, Anne Brigman, and Marina Abramovic. She has said “I no longer want to segregate my interests as these times call for creative, multidisciplinary, and female-focused approaches to the problems we face as individuals as well as citizens of a struggling planet.”
You can find links here to my other life adventures – I’ve had an array of interesting careers. Plus my social links are on this page, too.
Artists Who Inspire Me:
Anne Brigman, Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta, Marina Abramovic, Georgia O’Keefe, Mierle Laderman, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman
What’s New in 2022:
We moved to the country! So excited to be on six acres of New Mexico enchantments, with a large art studio set up and working. We acquired a rescue dog, Mama Sita, and she brings so much joy!
I’ve had ups and downs with NFTs, tho still pursuing them.
We are participating in the Turquoise Trail Studio Tour in September.
My abstract photography was discovered by curator Sabine Kutt.
I developed an introductory seminar on NFTs for artists, collectors, and gallerists and was invited to present it for the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts. You can watch the recording here.
You can find me most places online @roxannedarling. I look forward to engaging with you at the location of your choice.