WORKS ON PAPER – Artist’s Statement

In these works, I employ calligraphy as a small and quiet gesture of expression. Very delicate and nuanced near-white panels are interrupted by strong black geometric shapes filled in directly and thickly with oil stick that seemingly covers up what’s underneath and yet lets vibrating sound lines that can still be “heard”, extend beyond the edge of the supports. All reads as censorship and suppression of stories told and expression stopped.

For several years, my research in connection with these works has been about women writers whose works were not published, were censored or even burned (e.g. by the Nazis) and my question to viewers is whether these abstract calligraphic works can act as metaphors for writing and the issues and emotional content, mentioned above.