…. in A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands (Columbia). Delicate renderings of the islands by artist Mary Edna Fraser look like vivid aerial-view paintings but are actually batik prints of the coasts, counterbalancing Pilkey’s careful study of the “restless ribbons of sand.” Citing the inland transplant of lighthouses, as at Cape Hatteras, Pilkey urges beach lovers not to demand permanency: “The barrier islands of the world are telling us that they need to be free to survive.”

-Lauren Porcaro
The New Yorker

“A Seemless Show of Fabric Art …. A hallmark of high art is to conceal the labor of its creation, and Fraser’s mark is high indeed.”

-Hank Burchard
The Washington Post

“Pilot with a palette … as much of an artist in the midst of the creative process as Picasso laboring over his easel.”

-Michael Kilian
Chicago Tribune

“Fraser’s works depict an organization and sensuousness in the land that is visible only from the air”

-Susan Lawson-Bell
National Air & Space Museum

“Her palette is painterly, and the influence of Asian Art, particularly Japanese wood-block prints, and the works of such artists as Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe is clear.”

-Diane M. Bolz
Smithsonian Magazine

“Exhibited and collected around the world, her batiks have a common theme: promoting the awareness of enviromental beauty and change on the planet as seen from the air.”

-Carolyn Russo
Women and Flight

“Using modern technology, scientific collaboration and detailed skill, Fraser has created a 21st century “bird’s eye” view of our own floating – and dissappearing – world.”
-Elizabeth Burr
The Norman Transcript