Spread #47- Text & Texture April 14, 2009Posted by Orly in Spreads.
Visual expression has always been the language with which I feel most comfortable – where self-expression flows easily and fluently. It begins for me, where the word ends, when it is silent. Nevertheless I embrace, appreciate, and am naturally drawn to words spoken, printed and scripted, of modern and ancient languages and to letters manipulated, resized, rotated, skewed, and warped. The process in which type flows into image and text turns into texture fascinates me. I have always been interested in finding the meeting place where the visual and the literal go hand in hand. The idea of matchmaking excites me. By pairing image and word, heart and mind, intuition and reason, brushstroke and pixel, I hope to make social, personal and visual statements. I believe non-verbal languages have the power to unite where verbal expression may fail. I am grateful to be able to ‘speak’ such a language.