Jan Owen: “I love the gestural lines and pattern of hand lettered text which now faces the seductive, shiny beauty of technology. We trust binary code and the web for our communication and interaction with others. The poems included in this book remind us there are things we should do while we are young and not virtually.”
Hand lettered on paste paper with woven Tyvek; hanging accordion fold book with case.
In addition to richly painted surfaces providing background for the text Jan added dimensional texture in the form of tinted and woven Tyvek.
Jan Owen, an artist from Belfast, Maine combines her love of color and line, music and poetry, medieval manuscripts and Asian calligraphy in her work.
Her work incorporates hand lettering, brush marks, paste decorated papers, and words by various authors into hanging books or panels. Her work is shown internationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and university special collections.