• Mary Ellen Long - Site and Spirit
  • Mary Ellen Long - Site and Spirit
  • Mary Ellen Long - Site and Spirit

Mary Ellen Long – Site and Spirit – SOLD OUT

© 1985
edition of 500
5.25 x 6.5 x .125 in inches


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This editioned book, wrapped in a handmade paper folder and tied with heavy thread, includes unbound photographs of outdoor installations in the forest including natural materials and handmade paper inclusions. Each installation is site-specific and required documentation due to the impermanent nature of the work.

Kozo paper, vellum, glossy paper, photographs, thread

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 – Site and Spirit – SOLD OUT

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