Mary Scurlock

July 12, 1957, mixed media on panel, 18" x 24", $1600 Contact us for purchase

July 12, 1957, mixed media on panel, 18" x 24", $1600

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July 25, 1957, mixed media on panel, 18" x 24", $1600 Contact us for purchase

July 25, 1957, mixed media on panel, 18" x 24", $1600

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8065, mixed media on paper, 1.25" x 23" x 29.5", $1400

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August 22, 1957, mixed media on paper, 1.25" x 23" x 29.5", $1400

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June 22, 1957, mixed media on paper, 1.25" x 23" x 29.5", $1400

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May 16, 1957, mixed media on paper, $ 1,400

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September 14, 1957, mixed media on paper, 1.25" x 23" x 29.5", $1400

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Mary Scurlock’s mixed media pieces incorporate handwriting samples taken from letters to her mother, Margaret, written weekly by her father while he was stationed overseas.

It had been years since I laid eyes on this private exchange between my parents but I went to great lengths to find them again after my mother’s passing [in early 2016]. Both my father and mother were present again for me in the story recorded on these fragile and decaying pages; it was with a resolve that I set out to preserve them and honor their memory….As the handwritten word fades from our collective memories, these works become not only about the grieving process, but an invitation to the viewer to consider the letter itself as an artifact of a shared history. A once vital part of a human need for connection, the handwritten letter that served as a personal witness to a life is beginning to disappear from the physical landscape a life leaves behind.