book art in japan 2010, report

In this course I encourage students to look beyond calligraphy and embrace all possibilities of marks making and their expressive potential. Students develop their own hands from the study of the text which they are going to write and the emotions which they want to convey in visualizing such text. The results are always amazing and unexpected.

The process for developing the new hand takes inspiration both from the visualization of emotions and from samples of writings from many different cultures (including Arabic writings, Indian writings and many western lesser known hands).

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