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Mary Ellen Long
Durango, CO

www.greenmuseum.org www.mary ellenlongart.blogspot.com



Winter Pressing '05-'06
Wire-wrapped nature altered paper, natural elements
12 x 25 x 2 in.
2006

   

My direct relationship with the land is celebrated in my book art. I perform my own personal rituals in my forest habitat in Colorado. The Winter Pressing series involves placing paper in various forms on the earth to be buried under winter snow and then harvested the following spring. Books wrapped in wire were laid in wooded spaces and were harvested after a year's passing, showing the history of the past year.



Mary Ellen Long's work appeared in the following exhibition(s) organized by The Center for Book Arts
Black/White [and Read]
 Organized by Gloria Helfgott, Artist and Independent Curator
Coral
(2006) 7 books, mixed media, ink on Japanese paper, sand, board
Memory, Black and White
(2006) Cast paper on forest detritus, natural materials, Sumi ink, inkjet prints
Mutilated/Cultivated Environments
 Artist Members Annual Exhibition, organized by Carol Barton, Artist and Alexander Campos, CBA Executive Director.
Winter Pressing '05-'06
(2006) Wire-wrapped nature altered paper, natural elements
30 Years of Innovation: A Survey of Exhibition History at The Center for Book Arts, 1974-2004
 Organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Special Collections Librarian, Arts Library, Yale University.
Bonnet II: Decades
(2004) Watercolor, ink, Japanese Kozo paper, pamphlet and stab bindings, antique bonnet, thread, lace
2004 Artist Member Juried Exhibition
 juried by Mindell Dubansky & Milan Hughston
Secrets of the Burn
(2004) Mixed media
Washi in American Artist's Books
Cairns
(2000) Kozo-gampi, stone
Progeny 1, 2, 3
(2000) Kozo-gampi, copper
2002 Artist Members' Juried Exhibition
180 Days
(2001) New Zealand flax paper, prismacolor pencil, linen thread
Textiles/Fibers/Threads: The Book Show
Source Book
Jute threads, camel's hair, handmade and momi paper, rubberstamped text
Coptic and Collage: Ancient Technique, Modern Application
 a survey of contemporary implementations of one of the first binding structures
Kansas City Girls
(1996) Antique book covers, waxed linen thread, vintage photo, ribbon, silk organza.
Grimm & Grimmer
 an exhibition of historical children's books and contemporary artists' books about the darker side of childhood
Where Is the Little Girl?
Photocopy, found picture holder, porcelain, tassel, velvet
This day in history . . .
 the 1995 annual Artist Members Exhibition
Voyages, Dreams, and Amerigo Vespucci
(1995)

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