I went to a studio exhibition of artist and poet Marlene Ekola Gerberick last weekend, and she was kind enough to let me take some photos of her studio and work. I have long admired the integrity of her work and vision, which is beautifully depicted in the environment she has created in her studio. Marlene has exhibited her work extensively in the United States and internationally, especially in her ancestral home, Finland. You can find more about her by googling, although she does not have a website. I once had the pleasure of being in a show she curated, and benefited from her clarity and thoughtfulness. When I first moved to Maine Marlene gave me this wonderful insight about living here: "Maine throws you back on yourself." That has certainly proven to be true.