|Title||Hill Country i|
|Artist / Creator||Mary Bennett|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Structure / Binding||Framed altered book with painted background|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.25 x 6.25 x 2.5 inches|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
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."
Artist BioMary Bennett is a conceptual artist currently based in Portland, Oregon, after stints in San Francisco, Santa Fe and Savannah. She is involved with book arts, printmaking and art projects that engage the public on issues of community, social justice and the environment. She holds degrees in Painting, Printmaking, Interdisciplinary Arts, History and Business.