Opening this book, one enters a world of visual poetry. Expressive and vibrant dreamscapes take us on a journey of grief and love, isolation, loss, mourning, sorrow and ecstasy, courage and transformation.
Much of her work is of and about nature and the titles she uses for a few works “Inscapes” seems to really describe the way she turns these landscapes into very private journeys. Human and animal forms also seem to well up from the unconscious. Soaring birds, leaping horses, floating and falling female figures, hands; all are repeated, creating her own mysterious language of visible words.
“In her sculptures, drawings, prints and paintings, Mary Frank moves straight to the heart of the matter; she puts feeling into matter so that matter is transformed into heart.”
– Art historian and critic, Hayden Herrera
Mary Frank: Encounters
Curated by Judy Collischan