|God Says Yes To Me
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|Medium / Materials
|Acrylic ink, Sumi ink, and metal pens
|12 x 16 inches
I chose this poem by Kaylin Haught, because it is both sacred and profane. I felt its energy and freshness and wanted to present those qualities in a calligraphic broadside. I could hear the two voices in this conversation, and decided to represent each voice uniquely. God's voice is the bold contemporary script in gold, which was used traditionally in manuscripts to represent the divine. The seeker's voice appears as a script that is reminiscent of handwriting in a deep everyday "fountain pen blue". The simple layout uses the poet's format.
Artist BioCarol DuBosch teaches calligraphy full-time in Portland, Oregon. She first encountered the edged pen and the Italic script at age 12 in 1957, and has followed the inky path faithfully by learning, teaching, promoting and practicing the art of calligraphy. She continues to be challenged by a new script, technique or art material and always discovers delightful surprises along the way. She has taught workshops throughout the country and at many International Calligraphy Conferences. Carol was Director of the 1987 and 1991 International Calligraphy Conferences held in Portland, and Co-Directed Calligraphy Northwest in 2012.