Mary Eighteen

Mary Eighteen
Name: Mary Eighteen
is a ClimateCultures Author

An abstract artist and painter whose work addresses the anoxic in relation to human responsibility and far-reaching ecological scenarios impacting the ocean.


Mary is an abstract artist and painter. Her work addresses the anoxic in relation to human responsibility and maritime concerns. The far-reaching ecological scenarios impacting the ocean, including carbon emissions, acidification and subsequently climate change, are central to her research which is developed within a series of collections. “Human responsibility and its relation to maritime concerns are central to a developing body of work. Interrogating this notion in respect of mankind, my work is aligned with the embodiment of two elements – that which lies beneath the surface and the banality of the unthinking. The banality of the unthinking or thoughtlessness is an everyday contemporary subterfuge that lends itself to the unravelling of human involved activities that prompt questions about responsibility.”

Mary’s ClimateCultures Posts: 

The Ocean as Abject: Painting as Installation

The Ocean as Abject: Painting as Installation

Visual artist Mary Eighteen updates us on work that imagines a world where the ocean is on the trajectory to extinction. Here, Mary focuses on concepts of 'framing' as a means to provide the visual encounter with abjection. 1,290 Read More
On Symbols of Hope for the Future

On Symbols of Hope for the Future

Artist Mary Eighteen discusses powerful associations of hope she sees between the 20th-century art of Barnet Newman and a 21st-century technology that will protect Venice and its Renaissance heritage from some of the impacts of manmade climate change. Read More
The Ocean as Abject: Between Seduction and Defilement

The Ocean as Abject: Between Seduction and Defilement

Fine artist Mary Eighteen and multimedia artist Julien Masson collaborate in painting and video, to explore the space between seduction and defilement in a world where meaning has broken down in relation to ecological protection of our oceans. Read More
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On Sullied Seas

Fine artist Mary Eighteen introduces her ongoing collection of works on a theme of the Sullied Atlantic and ocean acidification, exploring her deep concern for how humanity is destroying the future of our oceans and, in turn, ourselves. Read More