This book wall installation had its beginnings as an outdoor installation at the Connemara Conservancy in Plano, Texas. Pulp was pressed into the bark of trees along a ravine on the Conservancy grounds. After a summer, the paper was returned in fragments and the paper has been repurposed into this book installation. Ten books of 9 pages make up the whole installation. Each of these books is available separately for purchase @ $300 each.
abaca-kozo HMP, canvas
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.