Tom Marioni: Trees and Birds, 1969-1999Written by Marcia Tanner, curator of the exhibit. Softcover, with 56 pages and color reproductions. Published by Mills College, Oakland, CA, 1999.
"Marioni has described his art actions as 'sculpture evolved into the fourth dimension': explorations of the 'relationships of forms in space and in time.' He approached performance art as sculptural actions in which he explores ideas of engaging physically and with focused concentration on materials. Almost anything may become material for his sculpture: sound, light, shadow, air, social situations, even having a museum buy him a car with his exhibition budget. For him, the artist's role requires creative interaction with the ephemeral, often intangible stuff of life."
From the essay by Marcia Tanner