“Marc Johnson encompasses a vision of enormous ingenuity, scope and scale. Marc Johnson’s work is expansive in that it collapses time and space by tapping both ancient knowledge and ritual in concert with current computer technologies. […] he demonstrates enormous cultural fluency identifying people and sites globally from Chongqing, China to Moray, Peru, as he attempts to locate old and new life-affirming patterns. His process is equally expansive, as he prefers to collaborate with experts across disciplines from the biological sciences to archaeology and ethnography, searching for new avenues to express life’s most profound secrets. Inherent in this work is a spiritual quest for deep connectivity with complex ideas as well as a desire to reach diverse global audiences.” Excerpt from “YúYú” exhibition booklet, Ed. Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, 2017.