Transported by Mary V. Marsh

Recording patterns of daily activities and observations in journals, I use this source material to create prints and artist’s books. The work explores an intersection of mass media, consumption and personal habits. Transported combines scenes from a daily journal of my commute by bus, bike and BART from Oakland to San Francisco and back during one year. Drawings of commuters and diary entries are made into polymer plates, letterpress printed, hand colored and sewn together. The images vary with each copy.

Artist Bio

Mary V. Marsh has been making art and working in libraries in the Bay Area since 1984. She has exhibited throughout the Bay Area with solo shows at, San Jose Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Commission at Grove Street, Berkeley Art Center, San Francisco Public Library Skylight Gallery and Mercury 20. Quite Contrary Press shows at the CODEX Book Arts Fair, and is in the collections of SFMOMA Library, The Bancroft Library, Harvard Fine Arts Library, Yale University Art Library and others. She received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1992. Currently an Artist in Residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, she makes artist’s books, prints and collaborative work with Tony Bellaver at Quite Contrary Press, in Oakland, California.