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Mary Ellen Long – To Learn About the Pine – SOLD

© 2014
edition of 1
11.5 x 8 x 6 inches


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The burnt bark, found after a nearby fire, inspired this book sculpture. The paper, cast on aspen trees, became a receptacle for the text which was inspired by words of the Japanese poet Basho of the Edo period.

burnt aspen bark, kozo handmade paper, birch bark, scorch, inked text

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 – To Learn About the Pine – SOLD

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