Maria G. Pisano

Artist Books, Prints, and Workshops

Animus and Canto

Animus and Canto – Science, art and philosophy intermingle in our quest to discern the origin of our world and our inner selves. This theme has served as a catalyst for a number of my works. In 2002 I created The Four Elements – four miniature tunnel books, after which I wanted to continue to further explore this theme. Animus was inspired by the creative spirit of fire after my visit to Mount Etna in Italy, while Canto reflects the freedom inherent in being airborne and part of the world of flight. Canto and Animus are a set of tunnel books each intaglio and relief printed on Rives BFK and Fabriano Uno, each cased in an archival phase box. Limited edition books, designed, printed and bound by the artist in an edition of 10.  Size: 6″H x 17″W x 13.5″D open. Copyright © 2003 Memory Press.

In 2005, using this theme, I curated the exhibit entitled “The Elements: Creative Energy” for the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, N.J.