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Cupid & Psyche (Edition)

Cupid and Psyche is a portion of a large one-of-a-kind piece commissioned for the Just One Look exhibition at the University of Washington, 2016.  I used Sarah Ruden’s translation of The Golden Ass by Apuleius (Yale University Press, 2011) as my primary source material for the myth as well as the quotes from Venus on the butterfly wings, which appear in the book.

Cupid & Psyche is inkjet printed on superfine cover paper from original ink & acrylic paintings.

The clay butterflies are handmade from metallic polymer clay and willow twigs.

Art, design and poetry by: Mari Eckstein Gower

Fabrication by: Kat Gower.

This is an edition of 12 books created in 2016.


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