b. 1944; lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mary Mito worked for months to draw the minutest details of her almost photo-realistic lithograph. Critic Arden Reed describes Mito’s work in the following quote:
With uncanny skill, Mary Mito brings the world into focus: ripples on the water’s surface, a stick’s shadow, a scattering of sand. She devotes as much care to crafting dry weeds as Raphael did to folds on the Alba Madonna’s cloak. She makes the rudest things eloquent. And because they are compelling to her, these things move us as well. She sees so that we may see.