Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney
Figure Sculpture, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 2011
“Linda Marrinon’s sculptures are an enchanting mix of classicism and whimsy. They are formal works that reference art history but remain playful through Marrinon’s approach to proportion and scale. The figures exude a certain confidence as they inhabit the character or period ascribed to them. But these striking personas emerge somewhat unexpectedly from the sculpting and casting processes. Marrinon does not begin with a specific character in mind, instead allowing the process to guide her. Accidents and technical surprises become features and textural details that are richly suggestive of a particular character or period….
Despite the uniqueness of each figure’s attire, the delicate treatment of each face remains remarkably similar. The facial features are reduced to an archetypal essence that doesn’t account for gender, but remarkably, manages to convey incredible poise and mood. This simplicity of features also results in a prevailing quality of innocence.” (http://www.roslynoxley9.com.au/news/releases/2013/04/01/233/)