|Artist / Creator||Jan Owen|
|Place of Publication||Belfast, ME|
|Process / Technique||Hand lettered|
|Structure / Binding||Hanging scroll|
|Medium / Materials||Sumi ink and acrylic|
|Paper Stock||Hollytex polyester|
|Number of Pages||3 layers|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 32 x 2.5 inches. Extends out to 32 inches.|
|Box / Wrapper||Box|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
I made this scroll with words from three of Shakespeare's sonnets and also in binary code. Words that transcend an era will be treasured however they are preserved. Shakespeare's words will live in books and on computer screens.
Artist BioJan Owen works on handmade or patterned paper and polyester fabric to create panels and books. Her multifaceted work combines her love of color and line, music and poetry, medieval manuscripts and Asian calligraphy. She grew up in New York, and received a BA before studying calligraphy and book arts. She played string bass with a symphony for many years, and her visual work echoes the rhythm and layering found in music. Her work is in galleries throughout the country and she has received several Percent for Art Commissions in Maine. Her work has been acquired by the Library of Congress, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and many universities and private collectors.