• Mary Ellen Long - Sand Games

Mary Ellen Long – Sand Games

© 2002
edition of 1
4.5 x 8.5 x 2.75 inches


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While on a trip to Costa Rica I observed and photographed the patterns that crabs made with their diggings in the sand. The driftwood piece was found on the beach. The patterns taken from photographs were drawn with gathered beach sand and scorched on the handmade paper pages.

cattail-banana leaf HMP, thread, burnt driftwood, sand, thread

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 – Sand Games

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