|Title||My Friend, the Poet|
|Artist / Creator||Laurie Doctor|
|Place of Publication||Prospect, KY|
|Medium / Materials||Sumi ink and gouache on paper.|
This new series of work comes from a discovery I made when I limited myself to using a 1.25 inch wide metal pen at 0 degrees or on the corner. I love pattern and line. I was writing from this poem: My friend, the poet, asked me what I was doing. I said, you know, the visual form of mumbling, the verbal version of stumbling. Leaving my hands to their own devices, closing my eyes, transforming vices into color and verse, saying this work is my prayer. This Work, L Doctor
Artist BioLaurie Doctor lives outside Louisville, Kentucky where she works as a painter, designer, calligrapher and book artist. Her work has been exhibited and published extensively in the United States and Europe. She teaches painting, drawing, lettering and book arts across the United States and in Europe, Canada and New Zealand. She has developed a reputation through her work at Naropa University, where she was on the faculty in the visual arts for twenty years, and created performance art pieces in conjunction with spontaneous recitation of poetry during Convocation each fall. Her early studies were in literature, poetry, psychology and religion at Sorbonne University in Paris, and at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, where she received her BA. She continued her studies by attending graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, where she studied education.