• Mary Ellen Long - Roots Arroyo

Mary Ellen Long – Roots Arroyo

© 2010
edition of 1
7 x 6 x 3 inches


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This book documents a site-specific installation of paper-covered roots from my forest home in Colorado into a New Mexico arroyo with roots spreading through the earth walls from the juniper/pinon trees lining the arroyo. I make “roots” from the Kozo fibers. I also dip threads in paper pulp to make “roots”. Photographs are ink-jet printed on Japanese Kozo HMP.

Kozo HMP, earth, thread, ink-jet photographic images

Mary Ellen Long was born in Los Angeles and lived in North San Diego County before moving to Durango, Colorado 34 years ago. A multi-media artist, she exhibits throughout the wide world of art. She received BA and MA degrees from San Diego State and has received grants from the Colorado Arts Council. Mary Ellen has been a featured artist at The Center for Book Arts in New York City and has been an artist-in-residence at Edgemont Highlands in Durango creating outdoor environmental art for 9 years. Her book art has been placed in collections such as the Sackner Archive, MOMA Library, UCSD Special Collections, The Athenaeum in La Jolla, California and the National Museum for Women in the Arts Library. A recent retrospective “Journey of the Artist” was shown at Fort Lewis College Art Gallery in Durango, Colorado.


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Mary Ellen Long – Roots Arroyo

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