I am a multidisciplinary fine artist and printmaker with an intense focus on the human body throughout my various bodies of work. I have struggled with allergies from a young age, and as a result I live with a heightened awareness of my body and its inner workings. This awareness has informed my artistic practice for many years.

Each of us forms one unified system: organs, thoughts, blood vessels, emotions, nerves and sensations. While language separates concepts of body and mind I know them to be one, and my work aims to break down the barriers between one and the other. Our bodies are each a totality, a mystery to ourselves that I try to discover, solve, resolve, dissolve. Trying to visualize what the inside feels and looks like congers for me hundreds of layers of patterns and textures that are intricate, complex, dense and beautiful. I call this pattern work “lacery,” and it is present in one form or another in nearly all of my current work.

-Maria Doering, April 2016