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Barbara Page
Turmansburg, NY

Altered book: Rock of Ages, Sands of Time by Barbara Page and Warren Allmon.
7.25" x 11" x 1" closed


A Bridge
Altered book: Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America by Henry Petroski. Thread, beads, and paper collage
14" x 9.5" x 6.5:14" x 9.5" x 6.5"


Barbara Page received her MFA from Cornell University in 1975. Her watercolors, oils, and mixed media work have been exhibited in museums and galleries in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and California and are included in numerous corporate collections. She received the Samuel King Award for her work in "Watercolor USA: 2006" at The Springfield Art Museum, MO. In 2003 Barbara completed Rock of Ages, Sands of Time, a series of 544 contiguous bas-relief paintings depicting the history of life. Fossil flora and fauna, depicted in chronological order and at true scale, are embedded in a muted rainbow of colors evoking the geological matrix in which they were found. It is permanently installed at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. A book with the same title, published by The University of Chicago Press, contains color plates of the entire project. Page is represented by The Oxford Gallery in Rochester. Works on paper are included in the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York City. Her travels through time and space have led to an interest in movement and stasis in the book arts.

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