Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough's Blood, Sweat and Tears Totes are inspired by original artwork from her series 'Never Gonna Let You Go'. In this series, Mary Elizabeth explores lyrics found in love songs in order to tease out deeper meaning from oft-sung clichés. The work is spurred by an interest in the limitations of English language to express love, lust and heartache in all its universally-experienced permutations.
Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough is a multi-disciplinary visual artist with a background in sculpture, music and furniture making as well as exhibit development at The Exploratorium. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she received her MFA in Furniture Design from California College of the Arts in 2002. Her works explore language, cliche, pop culture, iconography, repetition, and design through a variety of media, including acrylic, tape, wood, metal, sound, and performance. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally including New Langton Arts, The Lab and Luggage Store in SF, Deitch Projects in NY, New Image Art in LA, Kunsthall Fridericianum in Germany, and The Hara Museum in Tokyo. She is the recipient of Arteles residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland, and two San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Grants. Mary Elizabeth lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
See more of Mary Elizabeth's Work HERE.
Original artwork by Mary Elizabeth, as well as two other collaborations with Open-Editions can be found HERE.