Daily common iconography holds enduring interest for my inspiration as a visual artist. By elevating the ordinary, heralding the common place, I attempt to notice and chronicle the extraordinary beauty within the routine boundaries of life. With each day I try to remember to just do the work and allow it to lead me.
Mary Lee Rybar is a painter and printmaker. She considers herself a lifelong student of making things. Her first career spanned 28 years as a flight attendant. This afforded her extensive opportunities for photographic essay and cultural observations on the human condition under all kinds of circumstances. As an adjunct to her career and family life, she started producing custom hand painted textiles for a small stable of retailers. Sparked with an appreciation of all things “of the hand”, her work ranges from abstract and representational paintings, printmaking and sculpture.