'The sculptural work of Marcus Maria Jung embodies the ancient and sacred relationship between the human spirit and the natural world. Today, preserving the quality of the natural world has taken on an urgency of monumental proportion and forms a crucible for the human condition.
Jung's work explores issue's of environmental & social justice. Frequent themes include sacred geography & ecology, human rights and earth based ritual, indigenous wisdom traditions, and the role of ancient archetypes in the formation of human identity.
Jung's sculpture and installations bridge the tradition of Land Art from the 1960-70's, known in the works of Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and Richard Long, with the spiritual consciousness of the 21st century. At the forefront of an emerging art movement defined by some as the Eco-Arts movement and by others Neo-Spiritualism, jung is part of a new wave of artists and creatives dedicated to healing the planet through artistic practices.'
Gianna Carotenuto, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Art Consultant.
Marcus Maria Jung was born 1967 in Germany. He completed his studies of carpentry, sculpting and furniture design in Europe. His work has been exhibited in Germany, France and California. Past credits include public installations like the 'Circle of Elders', which was created for the Eco Arts Walk 2011 in Lake County, and the 'Circle of Fire', an installation and social sculpture that was conceptualized and created by the artist in March 2013 for an event and exhibition in Malibu, Ca.
Marcus currently lives and works in Los Angeles and Northern California.