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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Anna Tybinko

Anna Tybinko was born in Philadelphia, where she was raised by two landscape painters. She spent much of her childhood accompanying them on painting trips, exploring the woods and participating in art making endeavors.

In recent years, Anna has been traveling and teaching language. After completing her master's at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, Anna returned to Philadelphia last fall where she continues to teach - and make art at her own pace.

hojas de papel

open book by Anna Tybinko
closed book, front cover by Anna Tybinko

mixed media, gold and copper wire.

This piece is a physical play on words. The Spanish phrase for sheets of paper "hojas de papel," or leaves of paper, is explored here from varying perspectives. Cut from a single sheet, wired with jewelry-grade materials, then fixed with papier-mâché - the book is suddenly transformed into multiple pages and, simultaneously, a stack of leaves.

Artwork in Ritual Single-sheet book show (2013)

open book by Anna Tybinko closed book, front cover by Anna Tybinko
hojas de papel