“Light and Water” by Marius

Watercolor painting, splotchy blue and red and green sky, reflected in water below, with moose standing in water. Northern lights.

Marius says in the letter on the back that while scenes like this keep him focussed on something outside himself and remembering the beauty in the world outside prison, that “I’ve resolved for this year to do the opposite of that and dive in deep into my immediate surroundings, to write and paint what I see here now—all of it, hateful or inspiring…”