Cupid and Psyche by Mari Eckstein Gower

Cupid and Psyche is a portion of a larger, one-of-a-kind piece which was commissioned by the University of Washington special collections library for the "Just One Look" exhibition. I used Sarah Ruden's translation of the "Golden Ass" by Apeleius as my primary source material for the myth as well as the quotes about the trials of Venus which appear on the butterfly wings in the book.

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.