Monday, December 9, 2013

and on to the drawing board

I have started the calligraphy component on ten works for my upcoming exhibition.
February 7 - 28 2014.
I have chosen to use some of my fine eco-dyeing papers with the words of
Otagaki Rengetsu (1791 - 1875). Rengetsu, a Japanese Buddhist nun was a potter, a poet, a calligrapher and a painter
and is believed to have created over 55,000 pieces in her life.
The words of her poems resonate with me and I enjoy working them with my naturally dyed papers.

Work # 1

Work # 2

These are 1/2 a full fine art sheet of Hahnemuhle 300gsm


Fiona Dempster said...

Looking gorgeous G!

Gemma Black said...

Thank you F. I am really enjoying these elements in my work. I think I am going to keep eco-calligraphy close to my heart.

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.


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