Paintings Acquired

Deforestation and A Better Future have been acquired by the Spokane Portable Works Collection and are on view in the newly remodeled Central Library in downtown Spokane, Washington in the Business Lab center.

Deforestation and A Better Future by artist Sam Marroquin on display at the Spokane Public Library

These contemporary paintings explore the relationship between humans and their environment as well as the more expansive ecosystem. With climate change at the forefront of current events, I lay bare the truth of this man-made disaster that sometimes seems unsurmountable. Acknowledging facts is a crucial first step to adapting, recovering, and nurturing our earth back to a healthy sustainable habitat.

Both pieces are painstakingly composed of multiple layers of acrylic paint, charcoal, paper, tags, labels, metal and image transfers on canvas.

A Better Future, 18 by 24 inches, acrylic, charcoal, paper, image transfers, cardboard and metal on canvas, 2020
A Better Future, 18 by 24 inches, acrylic, charcoal, paper, image transfers, cardboard and metal on canvas, 2020
Deforestation, 18 by 24 inches, acrylic, charcoal, tags, labels, and image transfers collage on canvas, 2019
Deforestation, 18 by 24 inches, acrylic, charcoal, tags, labels, and image transfers collage on canvas, 2019