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Kevin S Marion

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I am a licensed architect in the State of North Carolina. I have a Master's Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am actively designing architectural projects across my state. I love to produce abstract art whenever I can carve out some time. I live in Mocksville, North Carolina and I am married to Susan, my high school sweetheart. We have a beautiful daughter, Hazel, a handsome son, Silas, and adorable twin girls, Ruby and Iris.

I believe Art and Architecture to be synonymous. Architecture is an act of "Contextual Expressionism" that ultimately creates "Habitable Sculpture". An architect should do everything possible to design in response to the visual, cultural and historical context of a project while congruently applying maximum passion in making the project aesthetically pleasing from a far and harmoniously beautiful, comfortable and safe from within. The finished result should be an attractive and thoughtful piece of art ideal for living, playing, working, exhibiting, worshipping or any other function it is intended to serve. Beyond, and occasionally within my architecture, I experiment with visual fine arts. I enjoy working with pencil, pen & ink, pastels, painting, photography, digital media, wall murals of glass and porcelain tile and various forms of sculpture.

I’m a very visual person. I seem to be subject to Pareidolia all the time, that is seeing faces and objects in random patterns when they’re not really there. Most people experience this from time to time, like seeing an animal shape in the clouds. The method I’ve developed to creating my digital artwork is very much a form of Pareidolia as I’m always discovering and finding the next piece by focusing in on a small detail of one work, and using it to create the next one. It is a fun game for me, very therapeutic. I have another method of creating art... I make a 3D sculpture on a software called SketchUp that I use for my architectural work , place myself inside and then zoom around to find the perfect composition. I will render this and then finish it up in photoshop. These pieces tend to be more geometric than my fluid looking pieces.

My work is digital, so to create a physical original piece of art I have the images dye sublimated to Chomaluxe aluminum panels, very close to my home. The smooth glossy surface captures all the fine detail in my work and the dye sublimation process creates a very durable piece of art, ready to hang. Chomaluxe even offers an exterior panel that resists fading in full sun exposure so the art can be displayed outside. Please inquire if interested in exterior art as these exterior panels are an additional cost to create. 

Please click here to to see a finished piece including the certificate of authenticity and the custom back plate clearly identifying the work.