Mary Bennett is a conceptual artist that prefers collaboration to working alone. Her art is informed by various former jobs, everything from being a docent on Alcatraz to selling tickets for the San Francisco Giants. She re-contextualizes the everyday object; the original use of the object matters not to Mary, but it must have begun life with an entirely different purpose. Frequently she invents a history to go with the materials. The single reoccurring theme in all Mary's work is text, which is used as both vocabulary and mark. Her work is in many public and private collections ranging from the Boston Symphony to Seattle University. Her greatest fear is being too reverent.