Modern Fossils presents "River Fossils”:

 Mankind's interaction with its natural environment is the basis and subject of this series. Just as natural fossils are the imprints of prehistoric life on earth, Judith and David have created "Modern Fossils": pieces that ponder the substances we are currently leaving behind in our environment, to be unearthed far in future. These artists were inspired by the embellished metal storm drain covers that are found on the curbsides of their local river towns. With these in mind, they create original plaster castings, which represent our community's impact on the life-giving river and its surrounding environment. The message on these castings, "Dump No Waste, Drains To Waterways", proclaims the clear truth that the river's health is key to the local community's existence and future. The artists collect both natural materials and man-made objects from the river and its surrounding environment, which they use to design the images in the castings and visually illustrate this message. The resulting wall hangings embody the modern dilemma of mankind's struggle to maintain a balanced relationship with nature, and also proclaim the vital environmental message stressing the necessity of keeping our waterways clean and healthy. Modern Fossils have their roots in Judith's love for the river and its local community, combined with David's 20+ years of experience in creating and casting environmental sculptures ("Urban Fossils") in NYC and around the world.  Email-

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   David Horowitz has worked as a gallery and commission artist since 2001. His gallery openings include: several shows at Gale Martin gallery in Chelsea NY (solo shows in October 2001 and March 2002, group shows from 2001 through 2003) and solo shows at Wild Rampage Gallery in Shanghai China (March 2011 and August 2011). His public works include: a permanent 20 ft. by 11 ft. Urban Fossil sculpture in the public lobby of 95 Morton St in NYC, four 10 ft. by 38-inch diameter sculptural tree carvings as permanent installations in the public lobby of The Riverhouse in Battery Park NYC, and 75 metal patina twists (12 ft. high) positioned throughout the public lobby of The Riverhouse. When the Starbucks at 25 Union Square West in NYC selected David to represent NYC artists, he created a 25 ft. by 8 ft. Urban Fossil Wall Sculpture for their common space. At Natirar and Ninety Acres (a restaurant, spa, and private club in Peapack-Gladstone NJ), David has produced 14 hand-carved, large-scale wood sculpture pieces that can be seen throughout the 90 acre facility, both indoors and outdoors. David's work at Natirar continues throughout the present day.

   Judith Marchand has been a resident of the Delaware River area for over 11 years. Her love for the river drives her passion for canoeing, kayaking, running on the tow path, and hiking the region's many trails. Her deep desire to preserve the pristine beauty of the river and its environment has found expression through her artwork. Each original piece highlights the importance of the interwoven circle that must exist in every thriving river town: that of the River sustaining the Community and the Community preserving the River.

   Judith and David have been collaborating since November 2016. They have produced several commercial commissions together including: 10 plaster fresco murals for Joie Clothing Boutique, which are installed in retail stores across the country (from Madison Avenue in NYC to Santa Monica CA), as well as a 500 square foot Urban Fossil (a cement and plaster installation) for Current/Elliott Flagship Fashion Boutique on Fillmore Street in San Francisco CA. These collaborations have led to the current Modern Fossil series, of which the works shown above are representative.