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The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s 12th Annual Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser. Marin’s most unique
art show features over 130 original book art objects, created by artists who combine compelling messages with
creative technique. Fans and art collectors will see an innovative display of Altered Books. Mary Austin, Founder
of the San Francisco Center for the Book, and Donna Seager, of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley will jury this
year’s exhibition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mentions. All proceeds support MarinMOCA's exhibition and
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"Why Shift: A Bibliography of Insights", 12” x 6” x 1/8”
Mixed Media Encaustic Scroll: Rice paper on up-cycled yearbook with book bindings, gold leaf and ephemera.
Mixed media books are interactive inquisitions of art and beauty which invites the viewer to actively engage with the art, therefore engaging in the creative process. Something shifts for both the artist and observer when there is an interactive transaction, for a transient moment, the viewer and the artist are one.
As a Mixed Media Artist, the choice of materials influences the direction of the creative dialogue. I approach each piece by gathering materials and as the piece evolves a message emerges. Encaustic is an ancient process of heating beeswax, resin and pigment and is found in ancient (BC) Greco/Roman art and sarcophagi. Perhaps immortality is invoked as the piece is preserved.
Why Shift: A Bibliography of Insights, is created out of a reconstructed yearbook, book bindings, gold leaf and ephemera “preserved” in resin and beeswax. Each elements adds to the story: a story of hope, a time of reflection, an evaluation of life....preserved and encased in reflective memories....WHY? A story of insights during a year(+) of reflections. The next page, yet to be revealed....the story, yet to end. And for this transient moment, the artist and the observer are one.
MFA, San Francisco Art Institute