Lost Cities by Mari Eckstein Gower

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When I visited the Roman ruins at Ostia Antiqua I was amazed by how "alive" this ancient city felt to me. Even the buildings which were only fragments of the original foundation seemed to have stories begging to be told. I was particularly impressed by the mosaic floors and beautiful brickwork on the walls. I started thinking of how much the ruins of a civilization can (and cannot) tell us about a culture. Then there are the places of legend; Atlantis, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the minotaur's Labyrinth, lost tombs of the Pharaohs—which have captured imaginations for centuries. Using some of the mosaic creatures from the Ostia mosaics, I imagined a voyage of discovery, search for those lost places.

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.