Mary Iverson
Seattle, Washington

Mary Iverson’s paintings portray the clash between globalization and the environment, offering visions of container ships as they collide with national parks in surreal, post apocalyptic scenarios. Her interest in the shipping industry began with observations at the Port of Seattle. Initially, she was drawn to the beauty of the port, but as she began learning more about the growth of the industry, with its enormous trade volumes and huge mega-ships, she wondered about ultimate destination for all of this growth. When this thought process clashed with her identity as an environmentalist, it generated her current body of work.