National Winner: Society of Professional Journalists | Mark of Excellence Awards
NW Stories is a documentary series about intriguing people who call this region home, broadcast in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. In this segment:
Salem-based artist Christopher Marley works with reclaimed organisms and minerals to create stunning works of art. A naturalist, Marley believes in letting the materials he uses in his pieces speak for themselves.
"I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude and humility honestly for the opportunity that I have to work with these elements of nature that I believe are divinely created and divinely designed," Marley says. "When I make a piece or when we put together something that is perfect in every way, that I believe is a worthy homage to nature or to that organism or to whatever it is, that to me is what captivates me the most with what I do."