Mary Bennett is a conceptual artist working with book arts, printmaking and art projects that engage the public on issues of community, social justice and the environment.
Regarding her work with found materials, including vintage books, Bennett says, “It’s very important for me to start with materials that have had a former life. I want them to have been something else, and I want to transform or reconfigure them to make something different. I don’t care if you recognize it or not, this former life, and I almost always use text.”
Boise Weekly recently called Mary Bennett a “book arts pioneer” who alters an object by “Transforming its traditional origins both emphasizing her source’s former life while challenging the viewer to reconsider the same.”
|Title||Le Rime by Francesco Patrarca|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Altered vintage book. Folded structure hangs on wall with included bracket|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||11.5 x 8 x 6 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|