Maria G Pisano – Breathe – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM


© 2010
edition of 20
dimensions in inches: 9.25 x 8.75 x .5

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About this piece:
Breathe is a response to The Flower Soul, a poem by Imogen Brashear Oakley. The poem speaks of the ephemeral nature of one’s life, where its fragility and physical manifestation are likened to flowers in nature, which with their scents permeate our consciousness and reawake our connections. The work leads the viewer into a metaphorical journey, guided by organic references and the visual horizon that culminates in the gate/poem. The book references a threshold that we cross, traversing its tall walls, which like sentinels are guarding the passage from one entrance to the next. The book is housed in a paste paper designed wraparound case. Materials: Intaglio, relief, letterpress and watercolor on Rives BFK and vellum, housed in a paste paper case. Memory Press © 2010

paper, vellum, board

About the artist:
Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, curator and educator. Memory Press works have been exhibited widely and are in numerous private and public collections including the Library of Congress, the 9-11 Memorial Museum, University of Delaware, Carnegie Mellon, Lafayette College, The New York Public Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Wesleyan University. In 2012 she curated the exhibit Book as Witness: The Artist’s Response at the Center for Book Arts in NY, has delivered lectures for the CBAA, ARLIS (Editioning a Fine Art Press Book) and other conferences and is an an adjunct professor


Maria G Pisano – Breathe – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM