Considering Nature as an artist herself, Marcovich is an interpreter who cleans the superfluous from pieces brought out from the earth until their hidden beauty can be recognised. Beautiful doesn’t mean perfect, beautiful holds more than that: there is a beauty in imperfection, in incompleteness and in the impermanent. Therefore he works fundamentally with roots and trunks that are rotten, wood that has been submerged in rivers, with unusual shapes and forms found in nature and with stones that have been naturally sculptured by the elements.
From a certain point of view Marcovich feels that working with this material is an alteration of its karma: removing it from the original destiny of being eaten by worms or broken down by wind or water. Finding the latent beauty within each piece he collaborates with nature to manifest it back into life, making visible that which was invisible. By revealing the spirit hidden with the material, the life of the wood is extended. Destiny has changed.
Philosophically this process shows a parallel within life: how much occult beauty exists behind the apparent? How to overcome first impressions – in relationships, especially human relationships – and find beauty in every person, object and place?
Marcovich is an international artist who has chosen to travel around the world in order to discover and work with wood and stones that represent for him the local spirit of each country.
Developing a sensitivity for beauty is fundamental to his work, both as a process within Marcovich’s work as an artist and as an offering to those viewing his pieces.
Marcovich’s work is an invitation to slow down and travel through material into the spirit of what connects us all.