Circle or Zero by Mari Eckstein Gower

Sacred or Profane? It depends on one's point of view. In my book I compare scientific vs. the metaphysical viewpoints. To do this I've examined different ideas about creation: contrasting a panoramic timeline of the Big Bang/evolution (scientific view) with altarpiece inserts (metaphysical). For this I've used such sources as; the Bible, ancient Egyptian incantations, the Rig-Veda, Poetic Edda, Popol Vuh and the Hawaiian Kumulipo.

Artist Bio

Mari Eckstein Gower lives and works on her artist books in Redmond, WA. She incorporates her love of images and words in her artwork, experimenting with new forms for combining the two. She studied painting and humanities at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate University.