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Spread #47- Text & Texture April 14, 2009

Posted 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.


1. ::βrꆆ:: - April 14, 2009

That is so true. It is a really great thing Orly. it fascinates me to, I like to take the time and feel the textures of things. Oh, and Art is a second language. It speaks visually to everyone in many ways. Keep posting. 😉

~ Sca Doosch! Brett Rox… :mrgreen:

P.S. Could I advertise your site at my community center? People need inspiration and spreads like these and I want you to have more hits.

2. trish - April 16, 2009

just stopped by to say hi 🙂 love the new work!

3. Renee Khan - April 16, 2009

Orly I think you have only one way of speaking and that is beautifully.

I hear south america is some of the most beautiful country in the world. Have you been to Guatemala?

Hope the kids are doing well. Please give them a hey for me.

Love Renee xoxoxo

4. Lyon - April 16, 2009

If I recall right I have never seen you design a piece of art with this much black in it. You’re work is outstanding. I really like this piece, the saying works in really well with your post. Your work is so different from Ilan’s in some ways, and in others your work is very much alike. It’s nice to look at how your art’s similarities blend with your own style.

5. stephanie - April 17, 2009

and you are fluent indeed….beautiful piece…how the text merges and plays with the visual.

6. Ana - April 18, 2009

My dear and very talented friend,

Is a real pleasure to visit these pages again! Your new spreads are a treat for the eyes and you couldn’t have described visual expression in a most beautiful way. It will take me a while to catch up with all you’ve been up to, I wish I could be as constant as you are!

As you know, I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch, but I remain happy and positive and things seem to get better and better.
I’m sorry I dissapeared for soo long… I’ve missed you! Thank you so much for your support messages, I will be in touch more often now that I’m definitely back. Have to reorganize my links so I don’t miss out on any of your new posts.
Enjoy this beautiful spring!x

7. karen cole - April 18, 2009

I am thrilled that you liked my work, visited my site and left such a lovely comment. I am blown away by your site, Orly. It is rare that I get back to someone to say thanks and find work that is excitingly different and that I dig so much.

I would love to link you, if that is ok.

Thanks again for stopping by.


8. Isabel - April 19, 2009

Dear Orly,

Great site and art you have here! Thank you for your lovely comment and for visiting my site. Yours is a delight. Your art has so many layers to discover! And your portfolio is incredible!

I will link to it on my blog if you don’t mind.



9. Gil - May 7, 2009

the white words over black background. powerful to the eyes.

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