Margi Scharff

Last night the work on this earth that Margi did came to an end. I spent part of my day scrolling through her travel logs and enjoying some of the beautiful collages from her “raw material: from the road in asia” collection. Most of the pieces are created from papers and other found items which she collected and put together in India, but I love the pieces from Burma the most. Simple waves, burnished gold, exotic words forming a language that needs no translation.

Margi, sometime soon let’s talk, now that you’re freed up from the ordinary ties that bind. Thanks for coming to my wedding — I still remember you in your head-to-toe black, with that awesome crew cut. I love you. And I just don’t have any language for it.

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2 Responses to Margi Scharff

  1. David Jones December 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Thanks for posting some of Margie’s work. I remember her as a cute little blond kid baiting worms at the Scharff’s place at Pickwick Lake. Her travel logs evidence the fact that she had true writing talent as well. She had mentioned she was working on a book so I hope the manuscript survives. I also hope copies of the television documentary survive. I’m not sure if it ever was aired.

    Thanks again! What a treasure to see this!

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe December 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

      My earliest memory of Margie’s artwork was one of her detailed drawings of frogs. She did quite a few of the frogs, I think. Pickwick influence? 🙂 She also kicked my butt in ping-pong out at the lake house there. Many good memories of that place, of her and Jackie and Tommy teaching me to ski behind the “Flutterbye”…

      I never saw a book, but I did see a thick, glossy gallery guide where much of her work was showcased. And I didn’t know about the documentary. Wonder if Grandaddy Jack has info on that? I’ll have to check.

      Thanks so much for dropping by The Glowing Edge David; I’m so pleased to have connected with you here.

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