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.

Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess

Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess by Maryann Riker
Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess by Maryann Riker
Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess by Maryann Riker

Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess is a one-sheet book created with punched edges resembling eyelet and bound with a red polkadot ribbon containing vintage scans of kitchen curtain fabric and images of women employed in household chores.  Women created a weekly ritual of domestic chores:  Monday-Laundry, Tuesday-Ironing, etc.  Covers are embellished with pearls and crystal flowers.  Enjoy this little book dedicated to my mother who went about her weekly chores with religious fervor to maintain a clean and loving environment for everyone!

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