Mary V. MarshA native of Beaverton, now residing in San Francisco, Mary Marsh brings new life to old books by using library discards to create her unique artist books. In this collection, Marsh makes new covers from old and converts checkout cards (remember those?) to pages, embellishing them with illustrations to further develop her expressions.
Mary will be showing two of her artist books at our Beautiful Book exhibition this June. Be sure to come by and see her beautiful books, Famous Women and The Shower Party Book. Marsh has been collecting objects and images for this collection. “It’s about a journey that is a search for identity, trying on different female roles from media icons to protagonists identified within the book.”
The Beautiful Book: Exploring the Allure of Artist Books will be showing in the Gallery from June 5-27, 2009. Don’t miss our First Friday artist reception on June 5, 2009, 6-9 p.m.