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Author Skinner, Catherine Eaton, artist.

Title 108 : Catherine Eaton Skinner / ; introduction & chapter texts, Elizabeth A. Brown ; [essay by] Newcomb Greenleaf ; copy editing & proofing, Laura Addison.

Publication Info. Santa Fe, NM : Radius Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.13 Skinner,C SKI    Available
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Description 290 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 286-287).
Contents Introduction / Elizabeth A. Brown -- The emptiness of 108 / Newcomb Greenleaf -- Plates. Seeking 108 - Maniratna - Bird count - Elements - Stones - Enso - Tsa tsa - Mandala - Khor lo - Binary - Tally - Marking code -- Chronology -- Exhibitions, awards & collections -- Selected bibliography -- Acknowledgments.
Summary "The number 108, a potent symbol to Buddhism, Hinduism, and other Eastern spiritual traditions, has inspired the work of Catherine Eaton Skinner since 2004. Best known for her encaustic paintings incorporating natural imagery, Skinner's Gya Gye (Tibetan for 108) and related series represent dramatic experimentation in form, process, and viewer engagement. Informed by extensive travels in Bhutan, India, Japan, and elsewhere--along with her corresponding research into languages and philosophical systems--she expanded her mediums to include rope, fabric, glass, stones, and found objects which she modified in unpredictable ways. Although some of the series, such as the Elements paintings, retain recognizable imagery, her recent series bring 108 into the 21st century. From QR code patterns to the simple, interminable zeroes and ones of binary language, Skinner discerns pictorial aptitude in contemporary digital codes. Other series explore ancient tally marks--both eastern and western--and the abstracting impact of systematically repeating simplified mountains or tight details of eyes, among other universal motifs"--Publisher's website.
Subject Skinner, Catherine Eaton.
Painting -- United States.
Encaustic painting -- 21st century.
Painting, Abstract -- 21st century.
Mixed media (Art) -- 21st century.
Spirituality in art.
Tallies -- In art.
Repetition (Aesthetics)
Religions -- In art.
Added Author Brown, Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann), 1956- author.
Greenleaf, Newcomb, author.
Addison, Laura, editor.
Added Title Works. Selections
One hundred and eight
ISBN 9781942185109 (hbk.)
1942185103 (hbk.)

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