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.

Rituals of the Universe

Front Side of Rituals of the Universe
Reverse Side of Rituals of the Universe

"Rituals of the Universe" is a one-sheet book folded to allow the viewer to see into the opening of the interior world of antiquity that contrasts with the outer contemporary world.  Using images from the Hubble telescope, parrots look at the everyday cycle of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset and the revolution of the planets in the solar system.  Interior worlds are images of how antiquity pictured the celestial heavens with vintage maps of the heavens.  We observe and learn or observe and don't learn.  The choice is ours.  

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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