|Artist / Creator||Jan Owen|
|Place of Publication||Belfast, ME|
|Process / Technique||Hand lettered|
|Number of Images||Music score, brush marks|
|Structure / Binding||Sewn pamphlet|
|Medium / Materials||Brush marks, paste coloring on Hollytex and gold acrylic|
|Paper Stock||Hollytex polyester, Cave Paper cover|
|Number of Pages||2 signatures|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||7 x 11 x 0.25 inches.|
|Box / Wrapper||Paper wrapper|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
Synesthesia is a response, often to music, where colors are seen for notes. When listening to music, I see line and have made brush marks to music for years. I wanted this small book to have the layers of brush mark, musical notation and color.
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.