Mary O'Brien

Position Title

  • Watershed Sculpture

Mary O’Brien

is a sculptor and creative director. She uses film, video and sculpture to explore the nature of shifting cultural identities in communities. She has a BA in Political Science from Marquette University and a Certificate in Studio Arts from UC Berkeley.

Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien create sculptures that have a part in influencing the ecological balance of compromised environments. They have collaborated for over twenty years to create environmental art installations which have a remedial trajectory. Their projects move away from an anthropocentric point of view. These works are intended to give advantage to natural systems, and after a period of time, as the restoration process is established, the artists' presence diminishes, and the end result is remedial.