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I have been working leather for more than 40 years.
I am fascinated by its texture and malleability, even its scent.
The images emerge from the surface,
interacting with the character
of each piece of leather.

I research medieval and modern tooling techniques
to create work based on historical
and contemporary references.
I prefer to control the entire surface,
and of thousands that make up a finished piece,
each mark is placed one at a time.
I have transitioned from tooling as decoration of practical objects,
to the presentation of images that may be enjoyed
on their own.

My work has been exhibited in galleries and nationally recognized juried art fairs in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

Marjorie Dwiggins