Plumas de coser-Sowing Nibs by Marina Soria

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In the last years, and because calligraphy is practically unknown in my country, I had to think a way to enter my artworks into national competitions. I found out that calligraphy could be a metaphor for weaving, strokes or letters like stitches and text pattern as fabric, so I developed a series of artworks combining both disciplines within the textile arts. The poem depicts one of my father’s gestures. Minimum Gestures is the title of the poem.

She recalled her dad Took a deep breath exhaling the air very slowly Till her lungs were empty That minimum inherited gesture brought her back to serenity and recovered her from the hustle Renewing her energies.

Artist Bio

Born in Argentina in 1961, married and mother of three daughters. She has a BA in Fine Arts (five years study), and a degree on Graphic Design & Advertising (three years study). She taught Graphic Design and Editorial Design in the School of Architecture, Design & Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires, and she became an Associate Professor in Typography for the same University in 1998. She attended five International Calligraphy Conferences in USA and three in Europe taking courses with well known calligraphers such as Thomas Ingmire, Brody Neuenschwander, Ewan Clayton, Monica Dengo amongst others. In 2003 she was awarded with the ACA's Scholarship. She has won national & international awards and exhibited her pictorial and calligraphic works in art galleries and museums in Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Spain, Japan, Germany & Russia. Her works are part of the The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Russia and the Hans-Joachim Burgert ´s collection of calligraphy instituted at the Akademie der Künst in Berlin, as well as the Arezzo Public Library in Italy. She has published articles in specialized magazines and her work may be seen in Letter Arts Review Annuals, Bound & Lettered and in the ACA's Newsletters from USA, Novum magazine from Germany, Typo magazine from Mexico, Pulso Diseño from Uruguay as well as magazines in Argentina. She is encharge of the calligraphy section in At present she works as an experimental calligrapher and graphic artist as well as teaching in her own studio. She was a founder member of "Calígrafos de la Cruz del Sur" the first calligraphic guild in South America.