Marcy Miranda Janes
Oregon native Marcy Miranda Janes began working in cut paper techniques and book carving in 2010, transistioning from poetry writing and translation to visual imagery. Her original "pelvis valentines" derived from a synthesis of Victorian valentines and traditional Mexican papel picado. The pelvises incorprate symbolism through plants, birds, and insects of the Sonoran landscape in the spirit of the Victorian "language of flowers." Janes has had solo shows of her paper art in Portland, Oregon, and Tucson, Arizona, and has participated in group shows in Berlin, Germany and Tubac and Tucson, Arizona. Her current work focuses on the natural, unnatural, and supernatural history of the Desert Southwest.