|Artist / Creator||Marina Soria|
|Place of Publication||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Author of Text||Arabian proverb|
|Book Binder||Carlos Quesada|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion book with six pages. The artwork can be removed from the covers to fully display it.|
|Medium / Materials||Walnut ink; Japanese brush and cola pen.|
|Paper Stock||Arches Text Wove paper, handmade papers and Amate (Mexican paper) for the covers and wrapper.|
|Number of Pages||6|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6.69 x 6.69 inches|
|Box / Wrapper||The book is contained inside a wrapper made of Amate paper with a velvet bow.|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Marina is a calligrapher based in Buenos Aires who has created several of her own lettering styles. She tells us, "this calligraphy alphabet is the result of a workshop I took with Thomas Ingmire, Roman Cursive in the 21st Century in Seattle, Washington in 2004. In this workshop I developed this botanical alphabet inspired in nature transforming shapes and flowers into letters." This unique calligraphy book features walnut ink text. The text is somewhat abstracted but can be read. It is an Arabian proverb written in Spanish: “Un libro es como un jardín que se lleva en un bolsillo.” Which translates to: “A book is like a garden that you take in a pocket."
Artist BioMarina Soria is an Argentinean calligrapher, book artist & painter. BFA in Fine Arts (5 years study) and Graphic Design (3 years study). She taught Graphic & Editorial Design as well as Typography and Calligraphy at the University of Buenos Aires. She studied calligraphy in Europe and USA with calligraphers such as Thomas Ingmire, Brody Neuenschwander and Ewan Clayton amongst others. Her work forms part of private collections in Argentina, USA, Spain, Italy and Japan including the International Museum of Calligraphy in Russia and the Akademie der Kunnste in Germany. In the calligraphic arts, she found the way to convey her inner thoughts and reflections about life. Her main interest is to mingle and blend diverse disciplines, and to challenge the limits of conceptual art and techniques. Her work may be seen in LAR, Bound & Lettered, Novum from Germany, and publications in Argentina, Spain, Uruguay and Mexico. Her goal as a teacher is helping her students to accomplish their own projects and to search for their personal mark.