about this piece
About this piece:
John Milton was my antidote to the 2016 presidential election. He lived through a period of great change, political intrigue and personal hardships. While we live in a similar time and knowledge seems trivialized, Milton gives me hope.
A typed sheet with the text is included with the translation of the binary code from ‘Paradise Lost.’
acrylic, tyvek, HM Paper, thread, book board, cloth
About the artist:
Jan Owen is a calligraphic book artist in Maine. Her books are hand lettered on handmade paper and often include textural weaving. She likes to write lots of words by various authors and include some translated into binary code.