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On Art: Ann Mansolino shares “The Book Is the Land Is the Self”


The Alberta landscapes offer us natural beauty, wide skies, and a sense of space. But they can also serve us wonderfully well as a mirror for our complex psyches, a metaphor for our oft-uneven emotions, and a portal that reflects back to us who we are within.

Currently based in Blairmore, Alberta, Ann Mansolino is a writer, photographer, bookbinder, and lover of natural spaces who is quite literally binding all those interests together–through handmade books! These multi-media books explore “the relationship between the internal self and external ideas of place” in a brand-new exhibition at the Okotoks Art Gallery.

Ann Mansolino recently chatted with Lisa Wilton about her new show, The Book Is the Land Is the Self. Listen to their conversation here:

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