Calligraphy is an art-form with a duality. It can be thought of in two ways: as information transfer and unique artefact in its own right. The TEXT-SCAPE project seeks to link calligraphic traditions from both Eastern and Western Art to find new ways of exploring this dual function. They extend the artist’s interest in language and perception, the written word and memory, experience and understanding.
As with any language, the meaning of the marks are obvious…when you understand them. TEXT-SCAPES create meaning within the abstracted and at first glance, ‘meaningless’ gestural line. Each surface is a residue of the progressive build up and removal of layers of painted text, resulting in a hieroglyphic-like textured surface. Continue Reading →