m arcie tran
the ramblings of an artist

Matangi is a 2013 illustration of M.I.A., Sharpie on wood. 

M.I.A.’s aesthetic, as represented in her fashion lines and album covers, often explores intersections of geometry and spirituality, inspiring the use of geometric shapes to create value and depth in this piece. 

We Are In a Painting! is a 2013 acrylic painting that depicts children’s literary characters reading.

I made this painting for a second grade teacher’s classroom. The painting references Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Elephant and Piggie book series by Mo Willems, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The title references We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems. 

11685 is a 2013 acrylic painting of my lovely house, the one I’ve lived in for 14 years. 

S&S is a box I made in 2013 for an engaged couple. The paint used here is heavily watered down acrylic. 

Fragments of the Mind is a 2013 digital collage and self-portrait made of images from my personal tumblr.

Fragments of the Mind is a 2013 digital collage and self-portrait made of images from my personal tumblr.