Bethany, CT (by way of Indiana and Ohio)
Besides being a self taught artist, Mary still does what she enjoyed most as a child; looking at things under a microscope, writing letters, stitching fabric and playing music. Mary is an M.D. Pathologist who writes, creates contemporary textile art and plays the violin. Mary’s art has been exhibited throughout the United States, included in private collections internationally and her piece ‘Hexaggerations’, is included in the permanent collection at Michigan State University.Several of her works will be featured in the upcoming book, ‘The Healing Art of Pathology, (College of American Pathologists, 2016). Mary’s work has also been featured in numerous magazines.
In 2014, Mary published her first book, Moth at the Window:Poetry of Grover W. Clayton and Recollections of Indiana (Xlibris). The poetry book combined stories from childhood travels to visit her grandmother in Southern Indiana with historical tidbits and Mary’s grandfather’s poetry.
Mary’s quilt, Water Spout, is featured on the cover of The Healing Art of Pathology (2016). The Healing Art of Pathology focuses on the discipline of pathology as seen through the lens of art. The artwork and stories presented in the book celebrate the courage of patients, the compassion of physicians, and the strength of the human spirit. The art presented represents various media, including paint, fabric, ceramic, glass, and digital images. Original poetry and prose are also represented. The book can be purchased here.
Mermaid’s Tale-artist dyed cottons, batiks, commercial cottons and synthetic fabrics; 2015