Studio 33 - Debra Self

Category / Medium: Paintings / Drawings, Abstract Calligraphy

Favorite nearby restaurant:  Thai on Canyon


The Line in the Form - The Message in the Line
My work initiates from mastery of Chinese written characters in their various historic styles. I then work through to abstraction. I work in ink on traditional unsized xuan paper, sometimes incorporating color with paints. There is no effort or intention to create a legible character, but I do work to respect Chinese artistic and calligraphic composition while incorporating some Western art principles. I blend ancient and new, demonstrating timeless themes. Interpretation should be personal to the viewer.