about this piece
About this piece:
Looking Backwards Now reflects the experience that I and my husband, Frank Soos, had paddling 100 miles down Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River in Alaska. After completing our trip as Artists in Residence, I returned to my studio to create artist books in response to our nine-day adventure. The images of this box-book structure are composed of fish skin, gravel stone, river sticks and plant material. The text is an excerpt of the poem, The View from Here, written by Frank. Both words and images reflect how difficult it is to hang onto the mesmerizing sensation of being carried downstream by a swiftly flowing river.
paper, fish skin, stone, sticks, dried grass, thread, digital ink
About the artist:
Lives and works in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Margo Klass is a mixed media artist whose work includes artist books and sculptural box constructions. She has received awards from the Rasmuson Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, and was Artist in Residence in Denali National Park. In 2015 she received the Alaska Governor’s Individual Artist Award. Her work is included in the Anchorage Museum, the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks, the Pratt Museum in Homer, and other public and private collections. Publications include Double Moon – Constructions & Conversations with texts by Frank Soos.