Lives in Vancouver, BC
Each of Darcy Mann’s pieces, like their actual sites of reference in nature, is a tangle of layers: in the drawings, it's charcoal and mark, in the paintings, colour, paint, and brushstroke; and sometimes the removal of all this. Mann works from chaos to order, and then back to chaos again. Up and back. The subject, tree or forest, gets lost in the struggle for equanimity between chaos and order, and the material and the artist herself.