RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Maryann Riker

Maryann Riker is a mixed-media artist whose collages and artist books convey a visual narrative of time and memory. They combine vintage images and papers that describe the roles of women, moments in time, historical events and spiritual journeys.  Her works are in many public and private collections.

Listening to the Chatter of the Universe

Front Side of Listening to the Chatter of the Universe
Reverse Side of Listening to the Chatter of the Universe

"Listening to the Chatter of the Universe" is a one-sheet book that visualizes birds acutely listening for sounds of life within the universe.  Incorporating images from the Hubble telescope on the outer layers of the book which contrast with the inside which has images of vintage celestial maps, overlaid with geometric diagrams, these beings listen to hear the words from other species within our solar system.  Are they friendly, do they chatter in peace?  What do they think of us?  Listen carefully and see if you can decipher the secret chatter.

$20

In RiTUAL 2017 : also by this artist

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RiTUAL 2015 books by this artist

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

Ritual of Beauty by Maryann Riker Ritual of Beauty by Maryann Riker Ritual of Beauty by Maryann Riker
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Ritual of Letters by Maryann Riker Ritual of Letters by Maryann Riker
Ritual of Letters