Mary V Marsh, USA

Mary made these bookmarks using the linoleum block she carved for Absence & Presence, the Al-mutanabbi Street printmaking project. It was a reduction print, so only the final layer of line was left on the block. The technique, a process in which you cannot go back and retrieve what was lost, echoes the lost history. She chose grey paper for the street. The block and lead type were letterpress-printed at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley California.

Mary says:

I made about 80 bookmarks and am starting to distribute. Here are a few placements:

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1. To my Friday morning drawing group.

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2. On the postcard rack at Hawk and Pony cafe, Oakland, California.

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3. On the announcement table at Kala Art Institute studio where they were made.

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4. At Gulliver’s Bookstore in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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5. I took bookmarks to Portland, shared them with friends, and left them at Multnomah Central Library, and several cafes.

Website: http://mvmarsh.com/home.html

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