MARY-ELLEN CAMPBELL
Mendocino, California - United States



Original Artworks (8)

Mary-Ellen Campbell; Costa Rica Flora, 2006, Original Artistic Book, 12 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241  Watercolors of tropical flowers of Costa Rica with haiku handlettered on each page. Sewn to open and hang from bamboo. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2006
12 x 40 inches (30.5 x 101.6 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Water Songs, 2007, Original Artistic Book, 5 x 6 inches. Artwork description: 241  Digital images of artist's watercolors along with poetryin crown binding of tyvek with jingle shells sewn to cover. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2007
5 x 6 inches (12.7 x 15.2 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Rust Book Interior, 2006, Original Artistic Book, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Digital photos, poem on rusted paper. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2006
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Rust Book, 2006, Original Artistic Book, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241  Stab bound book made from old steamer trunk includes digital photos of deteriorating trunk and poem on rusted paper ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2006
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Red Wing Souvenirs, 2007, Original Artistic Book, 8 x 3 inches. Artwork description: 241  Scroll book from birch bark containing natural materials i. e. corn huskd, bo elder bugs, leaves, stones. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2007
8 x 3 inches (20.3 x 7.6 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Carolina Dreamin, 2006, Original Artistic Book, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Handmade paper and wood hanging book with distinct back and front. Double cord binding with beads. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2006
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Rocks Of Ages, 2007, Original Artistic Book, 8 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  2 books of assorted handmade papers, woven together, hinged on branches, containing images, objects and text on nature and aging between 2 rock covers. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2007
8 x 18 inches (20.3 x 45.7 cm)
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Mary-Ellen Campbell; Tracks Along The Arkansas, 2007, Original Artistic Book, 2 x 7 feet. Artwork description: 241  An open hanging book incorporating found objects, digital photos and poetry. ...
Mary-Ellen Campbell
Original Artistic Book, 2007
2 x 7 feet (0.61 x 2.13 m)
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Artist Statement

Artist Statement
I am very interested in the aspect of our aging society and its accompanying issues of loss of earlier strengths, health and death itself. I believe art can convey something special about this later period that has a beauty and a sadness not accessible in the youthful era of life. As a result, my latest artwork and Book Art investigates obsolescence and aging. I have started to write poetry and incorporate my poems in my books thus intertwining the visual and verbal arts. It is in this format that I bring my previous experiences together.

I have continued to develop books that travel on both a physical and metaphysical journey. These themes are explored through personal history, aspects of aging, meanings across cultures and places, and concepts of nature. I make books with few and simple materials. I love to travel and produce portable art relating to my travel experiences and my observation of my themes in other places.

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