• Mary Ellen Long - Forest Stories Snake

Mary Ellen Long – Forest Stories Snake

© 1992
edition of 12
8 x 7 in inches


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The story scorched on the handmade paper is about a snake that inhabits the forest meadow. The book scroll is enclosed in a plexi box with the shed snake skin. This scroll was originally part of a large installation and the individual scrolls are now available for purchase.

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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 – Forest Stories Snake

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