"I create my art work from something quite ordinary. It is that first bold gesture of the hand, a commitment, that is so frightening. I begin, taking risks, keeping the mind and eyes open. The rest of the process just flows, like breathing. It's magic! The content shapes the form of what I make. The degree of lightness prompts the clarity. The combination of fiber effects produces meaning and communication. The forms grow out of their own context."
Jeffrey A. Hilgert, Ithaca, New York: "Mary Cain's deliberative combination of colors, textures and objects makes her work transcend the fiber medium itself. When I look at Mary's work I am immediately immersed in the scene she has created. The objects' position gives them direction, insinuating thought and personality. It is as if the work is alive with a movement. When I look at Mary Cain's work, I wonder what will happen next. I become completely focused on scene, transcending the medium. Her artistic skill is commendable. I thank her for placing her work in public view."
Fiber Artist, Knitter, Needleworker, Rosemaler, Watercolorist
"THE WITCH'S BRAIN"
"LES SOUFFRANCES DE VICTOR HUGO"
"LES SOUFFRANCES DE VICTOR HUGO" [detail]
"THE MYSTICAL ROSE"
"OS SOFRIMENTOS DE FERNANDO PESSOA"
"THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS"
"PAZ. / PEACE"
FELIX IN IRELAND
FELIX IN IRELAND, AGAIN