A unique application for calligraphy is Shirley Holland's "Children Are; ABC's" quilt. The artist takes pen and acrylic to fabric, creating design within design in her children-themed quilt. A pieced-together, blue fabric frame traps each micro work of art and calligraphy, 28 squares, which include text proffering words of wisdom, sentiments regarding children and personal commemorative notes. Each designed square is unique. It is a piece that was labor intensive, a version of combined classic art forms — quilting, calligraphy, poetry and painting. It is quite a renaissance piece, both classic and contemporary.
The Society for Calligraphy is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes the art of calligraphy and related disciplines. It is a wonderful revival of a classical craft, quite welcome in this fast-paced, technologically driven world.
TERRI MARTIN has a degree in art history and a background in fine arts.
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