MEG HITCHCOCK Typographic Collages
I have a new infatuation: Meg Hitchcock and her Typographic Collages. Initial view assures the eye that indeed pleasing form, flow, spatial relationships, and (in her paintings) color are abundant. And then you begin to realize the conceptual brilliance and excruciating process involved to create these works.
From the artist’s statement:
I select passages from holy books and cut the letters from one passage to form the text of another. For example, I may cut up a passage from the Old Testament of the Bible and reassemble it as a passage from the Bhagavad Gita, or I may use type from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. A continuous line of text forms the words and sentences in a run-on manner, without spaces or punctuation, creating a visual mantra of devotion.
By conceptually weaving together the sacred writings of diverse traditions, I create a multi-layered tapestry of inspired writings, all pointing beyond specifics to the human need for connection with the sacred.
Meg Hitchcock’s Blog is an endless scroll of self-effacing enlightenment, artist perspective, details of process, and other sundry items. Inspiring.
Apparently, there are “5 languages of love”. People feel loved when a partner expresses love in a language that is natural to the recipient. If love is expressed in a different language, that message of love isn’t received. The “Languages of Love” are:
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Physical Touch (not the same as sex)
Read more here in the full story on determining which language you speak…