The concept for this book began many years ago with my interest in John Donne’s poem The Ecstasy when I realized the first three stanzas perfectly describe the creative process: “…and pictures in our eyes to get was all our propagation.” At the 2010 All Oregon Calligraphers Conference, I presented the keynote address titled Calligraphy & Drawing: A Synergistic Relationship. The four aspects I describe which relate to both calligraphy and drawing are contour, gesture, value, and perspective. These four aspects dovetailed with Donne’s poem and they became one in my mind, hence the inspiration for this book. The pages with the poem’s first three stanzas are interwoven with the four aspects of calligraphy and drawing on transparent fold-out pages.
|Title||The Ecstasy: Contour, Gesture, Value, Perspective|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Author of Text/Poet||John Donne|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Unique binding (via Suzanne Moore).|
|Medium/ Materials||Sumi ink, gouache, watercolor|
|Number of Pages||18|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||8 x 8 x .5 inches|