Several years ago I found this celluloid box in a vintage shop. It reminded me of my mother, her siblings, and other members of my family who have since passed away. Their ghosts often ‘speak’ to me through memories and objects. These memories are documented in this piece through images, text, writing, and sewing. Family matters can be painful, but important reminders of my heritage.
tea dyed Rives BFK, handmade abaca, mica, threads, photo transfers and gel prints, watercolors, pen and ink
Mary Beth Boone is a book artist who makes her home in Greensboro, NC. She began making books about twenty years ago and shows her work extensively. Recent exhibits include BookOpolis 2012, Editorial Content: Spine Tickling Artists Books at BookWorks in Asheville, NC and Seat at the Table at WoCA in Fort Worth, Texas in 2013. Her work was included in 1000 Artists’ Books and 500 Handmade Books, volume 2. A Winter Residency at the Penland School of Crafts in 2012 inspired her to locate and purchase a Vandercook SP 15. She prints under the imprint Purple Pumpkin Press. Her work is in private and public collections. Mary Beth holds an MFA from the University of SC, Columbia.