Marna Schindler of San Diego, California, is the Featured Artist for the 2007 Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts. Marna's art is at once both a journey of introspection and a bold, determined declaration. Her work isn't about time, place or theme. It is a projected mood, a playful bout of doing...the act of attempting to create something beautiful, true to its source, yet slightly askew---irreverent almost in its slightly sentimental depiction. Settling on concrete forms that delight and inspire, Marna meditates on these and exploits them for their intrinsic harmonies in colors, lines, and shapes. She works from an instinctive place within, taking pleasure in the process as she creates. Drawing upon memories of places traveled and moments of note, she gathers her muse. She also pays homage to various 20th century masters, and uses their guidance as a departure in uncovering her own style and flourish as she develops as an artist. In viewing her finished work, a certain honesty is revealed in the visible brush strokes, vivid color, and improvised line. Her work is a record of its own process, and a clue to its sometimes very quick execution. It is this directness that makes the work authentic. It’s this whimsical, yet honest, juxtaposition for which we chose “Funky Chicken.” Marna Schindler works primarily in oils and acrylics. She lives in San Diego, California.