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Barbara Page
updated: 11/13/2012
website: www.barbarapagestudio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Grand Junction
Floating World
It Comes with The Territory
Last Known Address
Luna Park
Book Marks (Random array 4)
BookMark-Your Own Private Library
Book Marks library file
Book Marks-circles
Book Marks 2012
Book Marks-world
Book Marks-paleo
Double Vision (D2 Canoe)
Fly by Night
Double Vision (Penaud)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collaborative, conceptual, diagrammatic, geometric, pattern, spiritual, technology, systems, autobiographical, books
 
 
Grand Junction by Barbara Page
Grand Junction
paper, acrylic, map pins on board
2010
12" x  12"  x 1" 
Floating World by Barbara Page
Floating World
paper, acrylic, map pins on board
2010
12" x  12"  x 1" 
It Comes with The Territory by Barbara Page
It Comes with The Territory
paper, acrylic, map pins on board
2010
12" x  12"  x 1" 
Last Known Address by Barbara Page
Last Known Address
paper, acrylic, map pins on board
2010
12" x  12"  x 1" 
Luna Park by Barbara Page
Luna Park
paper, acrylic, map pins on board
2010
12" x  12"  x 1" 
Book Marks (Random array 4) by Barbara Page
Book Marks (Random array 4)
Mixed media
2008-2009
Dimensions variable
BookMark-Your Own Private Library by Barbara Page
BookMark-Your Own Private Library
Ink, rubberstamp, collage
2008
Dimensions variable
Book Marks library file by Barbara Page
Book Marks library file
Wood, metal, paper
2008-2009
5" x  13"  x 14" 
Book Marks-circles by Barbara Page
Book Marks-circles
Ink, collage, paper
2009
0" x  0" 
Book Marks 2012 by Barbara Page
Book Marks 2012
Ink, collage, paper
2012
Dimensions variable
Book Marks-world by Barbara Page
Book Marks-world
Ink, collage, paper
2009
Dimensions variable
Book Marks-paleo by Barbara Page
Book Marks-paleo
Ink, collage, paper
2008-9
Dimensions variable
Double Vision (D2 Canoe) by Barbara Page
Double Vision (D2 Canoe)
gouache and pencil on vellum
2007
18" x  24" 
Fly by Night by Barbara Page
Fly by Night
Pencil, gouache, watercolor on vellum
2009
18" x  24" 
Double Vision (Penaud) by Barbara Page
Double Vision (Penaud)
Gouache and pencil on vellum
2007
24" x  36" 

Artist Statement

I make maps in time and space.

MICROMAPS

The use of aerial perspective and mapping are recurring themes in my work.  Comparing aeronautical navigation charts to landscape features is an exercise in translation.  I make maps in my own language, using changes of scale, symbolic notation, and various materials pressed onto flatland. 

BOOK MARKS PROJECT

A small library file contains obsolete library charge cards arranged in chronological order according to my encounters with the books they represent. Think of this file box as a metaphor for the brain and the cards inside as remnants of memory in the library of the mind. As I collect the cards I mark them with drawings, rubberstamping, collage and quotations encoding my peculiar recollections of each book represented. They may be selected from the file and displayed on a wall in different configurations. When the marked cards are displayed in a horizontal chronological array coupled with a vertical display by topic, they reflect the lines of inquiry that informed me as well as the culture of the times.

DOUBLE VISION PROJECT

As a youth my father built large wings and took off from a fence post. He crashed and never did learn to fly but I did. On my father’s discarded engineering plans for industrial facilities, I superimpose my renditions of early flying machines that never got off the ground…the stuff of broken dreams.

Artist Bio / CV

Barbara Page received her MFA in painting from Cornell University but learning to fly was the catalyst for her career as an artist. Her watercolors, oils, and mixed media work have been exhibited in museums and galleries in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and California and are included in numerous corporate collections. She is represented by The Oxford Gallery in Rochester, NY and is an artist member of the Center for Book Arts in NYC, where her Book Marks project was featured in 2011.

In 2003 “Rock of Ages, Sands of Time,” her series of 544 bas-relief paintings depicting the history of life, was permanently installed in The Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY. A book with the same title, published by The University of Chicago Press, contains color plates of the entire project.

Page recently completed two commissions for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC.