|Title||Tejiendo Palabras/Sowing Words|
|Artist / Creator||Marina Soria|
|Place of Publication||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Author of Text||Marina Soria|
|Structure / Binding||Artist book within a Havana cigars wooden box|
|Medium / Materials||Gouache, watercolor and walnut ink; pointed nibs; embroidery thread and wooden box|
|Paper Stock||Strathmore and Ingres|
|Number of Pages||5|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 7.8 x 2 inches|
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. I wrote this poem for a friend of mine in a rough moment of her life.
A story is unfold, and from it thousands of pieces flourish Some of them are truly works of art, but by themselves they lose their meaning Save them! Preserve them with love because with love they were woven In the future they will become part of some other fabric Keep on weaving and do not ask about them it’s no time to reason there will come a time to unfold them Just for today, do not think, weave, weave, weave! Weave like crazy, weave with tears, Weave with anger, weave while screaming, weave with euphoria Weave words and weave good dreams Do not get discouraged…keep on weaving there are many lives and many knittings Somewhere you will find the pattern.
Artist BioBorn 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 http://www.artesdellibro.com 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.