Windows of Your Mind by Margy OBrien

$600.00 - Please contact 23 Sandy for current availability.
I have dreamed about discovering openings in the walls of our house that revealed previously unknown rooms, bringing me a different perspective, new possibilities, and surprise insights. This book conjures dreamlike window variations - unexpected windows, windows within windows, revealing new views, overlooked details and mysterious space.

Coincidentally, while reading Sarah Susanka’s book, The Not So Big Life, I came across text that dealt with windows as metaphors for breaking through the perceived boundaries in our lives. This book uses her words (with permission) and my imagery of paste paper then stamped, stenciled, collaged and cut. There are bits of iridescent acrylic throughout, and the cover was painted with Pearl Ex gold powder, then buffed with Dorland’s soft wax for a luminous dreamlike surface. The structure of the book has a “window” in the spine and the front cover to emphasize the theme.

Artist Bio

Margy O’Brien has lived and worked in New Mexico for over 40 years as a professional artist, filling nature sketchbooks and exploring painting, drawing, ceramic tile public art commissions, museum art murals, fiber arts and most recently mixed media artist’s books. Her inner challenge to continually explore and evolve is grounded in a deep connection to the natural world. Her artist’s books have been included in Albuquerque Museum’s ArtsThrive Invitational Exhibit for six years, Mesa (AZ) Art Museum’s Contemporary Crafts juried show and Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Contemporary Artists’ Books show. They are also included in 500 Handmade Books (Lark) and 1000 Artists’ Books (Quarry). She was an Artist in Residence at Rocky Mountain National Park where she focused on watercolor sketchbooks. Examples of Margy’s watercolor nature journal pages are featured in Sketchbook Confidential , North Light Publications. Filling pages in sketchbooks and creating unique artist’s books sustain her creativity.