Maribeth EcBatana Eagleturtle Yarnell's Profile

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Artist Ecbatana Eagleturtle creates earth-friendly and eco-responsible art to promote appreciation for the earth while satisfying human creative needs. Ecbatana, a spirit name discovered with the guidance of her Cherokee maternal great-grandmother, is the artcraft pseudonym for works by Maribeth Carter Yarnell.

Mixed Media Sculptures using post-consumer waste as aggregate and mosaic surfacing in cementitious hand-modeled sculptures are a primary focus. Media variously includes beverage glass mosaic, cracked ceramic tile mosaic, paper egg carton aggregate, crushed glass fines, shredded newspaper, waste paint for additives and tinting, scrap steel armatures, scrap fence wire for layer reinforcement, hot-wire shaped packaging polyfoam cores, natural clays and wheat-paste binders for some surfacing.

Maribeth produces art and illustration by freelancing…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 2
  • Joined May 1, 2009

Favorite materials

glass, concrete, metal, paper, fabric, oil and acrylic paint, pencil, pastel, ink, and waste stream reclamation of all kinds

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About

Artist Ecbatana Eagleturtle creates earth-friendly and eco-responsible art to promote appreciation for the earth while satisfying human creative needs. Ecbatana, a spirit name discovered with the guidance of her Cherokee maternal great-grandmother, is the artcraft pseudonym for works by Maribeth Carter Yarnell.

Mixed Media Sculptures using post-consumer waste as aggregate and mosaic surfacing in cementitious hand-modeled sculptures are a primary focus. Media variously includes beverage glass mosaic, cracked ceramic tile mosaic, paper egg carton aggregate, crushed glass fines, shredded newspaper, waste paint for additives and tinting, scrap steel armatures, scrap fence wire for layer reinforcement, hot-wire shaped packaging polyfoam cores, natural clays and wheat-paste binders for some surfacing.

Maribeth produces art and illustration by freelancing out of her home in Wichita KS. Her passion has always been visual expression, and as a child early began illuminating any surface that would take a medium, from fishbowls to furniture. She completed her first full-wall mural for her maternal grandmother as the age of 15, a mural which was maintained until the house was destroyed some 27 years later.

Maribeth attended art school for seven years, focusing primarily on commercial art in the footsteps of paternal aunts who earned their living in commercial art, although her paternal grandmother spent her entire life painting portraits and landscapes in oil (defying acrylics). Maribeth moved into technical illustration because of better and more plentiful opportunities to get paid for drawing and design.

Shifting lifestyles to a less commercially demanding schedule she now focuses on art for sustainable projects.

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