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Julie Marks's Recent Work

Julie Marks, Los Angeles
Member Since December 2007
Artist Statement I am a Clinical Psychologist in private practice with extensive experience working in hospitals, clinics and teaching. I have a private practice treating patients with a wide variety of mental disorders. Although my specialty is psychotherapy with children and adolescents, I have a balanced practice working with all ages, including couples and adults. My vocation has influenced my avocation as an amateur Photographer using my mind's eye to view nature's beauty and project images into my abstract photos, especially in my bark art series where every tree tells a story. I appreciate when viewers tell me what they see in my photographic, often painterly "Rorschach’s", the most illuminating projective test that can be a very helpful tool, analogous to an x-ray of the mind. It is a complex instrument but used correctly after years of study is a great aid in diagnosing psychological disorders and illuminating the originality and creativity of the artistic mind. It is fascinating and revealing what images the human psyche projects from the conscious and unconscious mind. This imagery is often experienced in dreams and how those images are interpreted reveal important messages through the symbolic language of the unconscious. The best way to know me is to view my gallery and narratives and engage in a relationship sharing feedback and our mutual visions and perceptions. There is often a subtext to the stories I write about. Some of the subjects include science fiction, personal stories about my family and my beloved dogs Molly and Mikey and the mini towns I construct with twisted plots using my own toy collection, buildings and die cast collection. There are continuing stories about my dogs Molly and Mikey and their relationships with their Grandwitch, Lillian, a witch that casts spells on her involving my collection of Boglins, Dwork, Drool, Vlobb, a unique species of swamp creatures. Fictional characters allow me to write stories that often have a subtext and are informative and amusing. A new character has just arrived to visit this summer, Senora Belladonna, a psychic gypsy and fortune teller who wants to interact with the members of this group and others around the world sharing her infinite wisdom and humor as an intuitive healer. She is writing a book about her life as a Gypsy and role as a healer and has been very instrumental in sharing her innovative techniques and treatment strategies with me. She has encouraged me to develop an Internet Mental Health Website that I am in the process of constructing. I have helped many people on the health boards on the internet and receive e-mails from those who need psychological information, resources for treatment and advise resolving their emotional difficulties. The proceeds derived from consultation will be given to charities I feel are important to the preservation and protection of our planet. Please address your inquiries to I also have started a comic book strip based on our unusual family that includes my dogs Molly and Mikey, Lillian, her Grandwitch, Senora Belladonna, my husband Charlie and my Boglins, fascinating swamp creatures that led me to become a Bogologist. I have studied these weird swamp creatures to learn their secrets that contain special healing properties. The larger species are Dwork, Drool, and Vloob and the smaller species or Petits Boglins are Splat, Squit and Klang. I also create stories about villages I build with my extensive toys, die cast cars, buildings and a cast of strange and twisted characters. Plot twists and interesting experiences and surprises will develop as we observe the dynamics of this very peculiar cast of characters that simulate an internet soap opera. I also enjoy imaginative literature, especially science/fantasy and have created alien landscapes, planets in far away galaxies with narratives about these fictional lands. I use illustrations I perceive under the veneer of bark
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