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Mari Eckstein-Gower: On Process

Mari Eckstein-Gower: On Process

BAG Lecture

April 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Waiting for Words: Navigating the Gaps Between Exploration and Chaos

Mari Eckstein Gower shares her process for combining visual and verbal storytelling to create her artist books. She will talk about inspiration, and how research can inform or stall the process, as well as why she likes the challenge of using simple tools.

Mari Eckstein Gower combines her interests in history, art and poetry to create her artist books. She likes finding unusual ways to combine word and images with the kinetic properties of her book structures along with her poems and artwork to tell stories in a unique way. She lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. She received her BA in art and humanities from Scripps College and MA from Claremont Graduate University and worked for a time in a print atelier in Montreal. Her artist books are included in many library special collections including University of Washington, UCLA, University of Denver, Baylor, Yale, Harvard, Carnegie-Mellon, and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.


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