Moe Snyder – From Italy to Australia: For Monica


© 2014
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 6.5 x 29 x .25

About this piece:

This piece is in memory of a beloved niece, who loved to travel. Following her last trip, she commissioned calligraphy from me of the word “Tazisto,” which she said she invented to express zest for life, a characteristic she had in abundance. A piece of that calligraphy, written in bleach on black paper, is incorporated as the cover for this book, along with some of the colors and imagery that brought her joy.

This piece combines original calligraphy with my own lithographs, colored pencil, and a found map of Italy.


paper, ink, colored pencil, maps, bleach

About the artist:

Lives and works in Seal Rock, Oregon, United States

Moe Snyder is a 2007 graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft with a BFA in Book Arts. Her books, boxes, and drawings can be found in public and private collections around the country. Her work and her teaching focus on our relationship to the natural world, the joy of fine Craft, and the richness to be found in mindfully connecting the two. She lives and explores from her home in Seal Rock, Oregon.


Moe Snyder – From Italy to Australia: For Monica