Calligraphy Gallery I
 

  Pen & Brush

   Calligraphy

Program Cover       
     with a special 
pen & ink drawing

Celtic Knots - featuring two groups of Women

The visions of ‘Female Mystics’ have fascinated me for some time, prompting inquiry into their lives, trying to understand what they experienced.  Their insights seem to come in much the same way that some of my ideas for Liturgical Art come - they just 'appear.' When I began this series, two influences came together.  First, the Celtic Knot designs are fully connected to themselves like a never ending strand that could just as easily travel through time and space - and minds - as it travels over the page.  Then there is the Celtic concept of 'thin time' - those occasions when we are ever so close to God - a hair's breadth away, it would seem, and understanding appears close at hand.


The ‘Women of the Bible’ designs incorporate many well-known names of women appearing there. In the square one, a series of life ‘vocations’ is sprinkled among the names, reminding us that many women (and men) were often known as much for their job or role in society as for their individual identity. Celtic spirituality emphasizes the cycle of relationship between who we are and what we do with that gift, represented here through the endlessness of the strand making up the design.

    Two Invitations:
One completely hand-drawn,  
  the other using an existing   
  ‘form’ with details filled-in.
A very diverse series showing Calligraphic renderings of important words & thoughts...
Document of Recognition
    (completely hand-drawn)
    Special Services: 
Some pen & ink drawings...

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Ketubah

Traditional documents associated with Jewish weddings or anniversaries have often been

up-dated in style for modern use.  Below is a beautiful drawing by Lindsey Benton created

to leave room for the hand-lettered text.        The finished piece is 18” x 24”