Meet Marc, MobileCoin Artist in Residence and true nature enthusiast.
Q: Who is Marc Wagenseil in a nutshell?
A: I am a relaxed and outdoorsy person, having a brief dalliance with fast-paced city life. Words can be limiting — it would be so much easier to show you in a picture! Here are a few images that represent who I am:
Q: What’s the inspiration for your art?
A: The inspiration for my art is largely in the systems found in nature. I look for things that have internal symmetry and a natural order that arise from their own internal properties. It invokes in me the feeling of wonder and the sense of something greater.
Q: How would you describe your artistic style?
A: My style approaches something like Psychedelic Art Nouveau. I try to combine the intrinsic beauty of natural elements with something of our own human emotion and exploration.
Q: How did you cultivate your current style?
A: Just as anyone does, I began by observing things I like, but mostly by having moments of complete baffling wonder observing things in nature and wishing I could translate that into something else. I once heard a great phrase: Style is your ability plus a deadline. It always comes down to how much energy and creativity I can put in something before having to send it away.
Q: How does privacy play into how you develop and share your art?
A: Any great interesting artistic venture starts in a really private place. It’s impossible to have a truly open discussion or intimate exploration if you think you’re being observed or overheard. I believe that privacy is essential for real and honest artistic exploration.
Q: What change are you hoping your art will have on the world?
A: I hope my art brings some joy and delight to the world. I want to share this sense of wonder at the natural world, and I hope my art makes people more curious and engaged with nature: People deserve to be surprised and delighted. Through bringing natural beauty to an urban environment, people become more engaged and more likely to care about the world.
Q: Any last thoughts?
A: Being a MobileCoin Art Resident has been an amazing opportunity to work with a great team. It’s truly wonderful to work alongside people that have a privacy-driven mission to change the world and who genuinely care about the arts. I hope to work with the technical team to help the MobileCoin vision become a reality.
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