|Artist / Creator||Jan Owen|
|Place of Publication||Belfast, ME|
|Author of Text||Shakespeare|
|Medium / Materials||Acrylic on paper with woven Tyvek, mounted on cradled hardboard.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||18 x 36 x .75 inches|
In our digital world we constantly wonder how data will be saved or lost and how to preserve what’s important. Several of Shakespeare’s sonnets consider permanence and memory. In this piece, I included nine of these sonnets with Sonnet 19, Devouring Time written also in binary code that evolves into woven bits and bytes that also fall away.
Artist BioJan Owen was born in New York City and grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She lives with her husband in Belfast, Maine and they have two grown daughters living in Boston and San Francisco. Jan was an art major in college and a musician. She played string bass with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for many years. She taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Oregon College of Art and Craft and in many school and museum workshops. Her work is shown internationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and university Special Collections. She was a recipient of a Maine Artist Fellowship.