Marshall Arisman - www.marshallarisman.com
Helen has used Marshall's paintings in many of her films thoughout the years, including, Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero.
Marshall is a renowned painter, sculptor, monoprint-maker and storyteller. In the history of editorial illustration is regarded worldwide as one of the most important figures of the last third of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. His works have been exhibited, published and acclaimed in New York, Europe and Japan and, in Guangzhou, China, and are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution and the Guangdong Museum of Art.
Arisman successfully erases traditional boundaries between fine art" and "illustration." Since the late 60s he has been renowned for unflinchingly powerful images of contemporary violence, political oppression and environmental despoliation on the covers and pages of Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Business Week, Scenario, The Nation, The Village Voice and The New York Times. Today he is equally known for his large-scale, apocalyptic canvases of earths Last Tribe, his visions of Light Runners, and his paintings and sculptural installations of Sacred Monkeyslandmarks in an artistic journey increasingly involved with mysticism and light. Arisman is described by the author Paul Theroux, who has experienced and written about many cultures, as "an enchanter, a kind of shaman."
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