Glen Skien Mytho-Poetic print and assemblage works at Sturt Gallery

Posted: May 29, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Glen-Skien-Mytho-Poetic-floor-talkGlen Skien & his Mytho-Poetic print and assemblage works at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong
Glen-Skien-wingwings & birds, artist books & printmaking trace history & map myth into poetry in this touring exhibition
Glen-Skien-Object-Poem-detailObject-Poem 4: Mytho-Poetic- 1962 Fokker Friendship Aircraft Wing …Scale (1:5)
detail of words and inlaid fragments in the back of the wing
Glen-Skien Object Poem IIObject Poem II: All the things I could have told you about birds
box board, sculptured muslin birds forms, pins
Glen-Skien-Object-Poem-II-detailObject Poem II detail
Glen-Skien-Biography-1-7 2012Biography 1-7
muslin birds set in resin
Glen-Skien-Atlas-IIAtlas III
hand bound artist book, ink, white charcoal, bitumen
39 x 56 x 3 cm
Glen-Skien-Atlas-II-2013Atlas II
hand bound artist book, ink, white charcoal, bitumen
39 x 56 x 3 cm
Glen-Skien-Atlas-II-detailAtlas II detail
you can read more about this deeply inspiring work here, here, here & here
and here’s a few photos of Glen’s Mytho-Poetic crow that he kindly traded with me back in 2012
mytho-poetic-crow-and-hopeBeauty meets a Mytho-Poetic Crow by GlenSkienwith Beauty Mo 2012
the dark bird has made several appearances in The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow
23--Bar-room-piano-webBar Room Piano Mo 2013
Operator Mo 2014
29--Crossroads-Hotel-webCrossroads Hotel Mo 2013

  1. fiberels says:

    Very special exhibition Mo !
    I can imagine why these little cloth birds appeal to you 😉
    Love your drawings with the poems (lyrics)

    • Mo Crow says:

      Glen’s dark birds are so perfect, the muslin blackened by cleaning his etching plates wrapped over a simple form of scrunched aluminium held together with sewing pins

  2. coloremartine says:


    • Mo Crow says:

      such a beautiful poet, Glen forges words as well as materials into perfect insights here’s a quote from late last year about his new work A Fable in Brief
      “A fable in brief is simply an extended description of what metaphor accomplishes. It avoids saying ‘this’ stands for ‘that’ and allows meaning to remain unfixed. This fluidity is also a displacement, one thing substituted for another. Metaphor like collage is always a disturbance, an enigmatic disturbance. It’s illusiveness registers more poignantly what remains absent.”

  3. Amazing work you must have been in your element all those dark birds.

  4. Sometimes, when I visit your blog Mo, I feel like Alice disappearing down a rabbit hole to find wonder-full things . . .

  5. Oh no, I missed the show. I’ll keep an eye out in future.

  6. handstories says:

    This post is a poem, thank you!

  7. Carol says:

    Thank you for a wonderful visit, Mo. Glen is amazing! I love his dark birds…

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