Charleston Runner

Artist Details

Name: Mary Edna Fraser
Birth: 1952
Nationality: American

Artwork Details

Date of Work: 1996
Medium: batik on silk
Dimensions: 14 x 52 inches
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Claire Gummere in memory of Francis Barton Gummere

Mary Edna Fraser’s work is inspired by the terraqueous reaches of the continent, where realms of earth, sea, and sky converge. Each area is carefully researched, often by hiking the terrain, exploring the waterways by boat, and painting studies on location. Geology, topography, maps, charts, and satellite images are studied to identify features of visual interest. Primarily working from an aerial perspective her colorful batiks are ultimately derived from photographs Fraser shoots from her family’s vintage1946 Ercoupe plane.

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