About this piece:
This book was created as my response to 9-11. I made it pretty quickly, September 23, 2001. Collecting obsolete library checkout cards, I arranged the book titles to create a poem, and a discarded book provided the cover. Reading the words under the highlighter tape:
“My Lord, What a morning
Grey is the color
A new sense of place
The new world of
The invisible, The Shadow of Hate
Fate is the champion of world Map making
Facts & fictions about the past
EMERGENCY MEDICAL UPDATE
American citizens of the world
paper, ink, linen tape, book cover
About the artist:
Drawing people and scenes during her routine, and integrating them with journal entries, books and artifacts collected from her work in libraries, Mary V. Marsh looks at the intersection of media, consumption and personal habits.
Making art and working in libraries in the Bay Area since 1982, she received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Currently a Library Technical Assistant at City College of San Francisco, and an Artist in Resident at Kala Art Institute.
I have been a library technical assistant for the last 31 years