The flow of cursive handwriting, separate from the semantic meanings, has always intrigued me. I studied calligraphy as a teenager and I recall viewing my large calligraphy filled pages in a mirror to better see the patterns, rhythms, and shapes in the positive and negative spaces. Cursive handwriting, an expression unique to each person's hand, is soon to be a lost art.
These handwriting movements, along with other mark making, are the foundation of my recent body of work. I build layers of cursive movements, sometimes exaggerated, with both transparent and opaque media. I obscure and scrape away to reveal parts of the messages and history below. In some cases, all that is left are the dense patches of scribbled writing that vanish into a quieted background.
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