Marnie Powers-Torrey – A Casual Commentary – Front Seat USA


© 2000

edition of 15

dimensions in inches: 10 x 14 x 2


A cross-country road trip, recounted and pictured with bleary perception.

Text excerpt:

“Each day on the road will pass while you watch out the window. Every morning you begin where the night left you, and by evening you have seen enough to fill three states. The days conjoin in your mind, forming a condensed conception of your collective experiences (which you will refer to as your trip across country).”

paper, ink, photographic emulsions

About the artist:
Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College’s Honors Program. She is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, an Associate Librarian (Lecturer), and serves as the faculty mentor for the minor and certificate in book arts. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, and other courses for the Book Arts Program and elsewhere. She is master printer for the Red Butte Press, harnessing the mighty printing power of a staff of excellent printers. As a founding member of the College Book Arts Association, she served as Awards Chair for three years and VP for Nominations & Membership for two. Her work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

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Marnie Powers-Torrey – A Casual Commentary – Front Seat USA

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