KATHERINE NEMANICH

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Shapes of Sound

Years of traditional calligraphic training form the basis for my unconventional approach to a letter-based form. My ink and sculptural paper compositions are rooted in the calligraphic process. Freed from the traditional written message, yet drawing on that tradition, I create ink compositions in a series of improvisational gestures, working while listening to specifically chosen musical passages. Here my passion for the written and the musical gesture become one in a new expressive form.

Working with sumi ink, brushes of many sizes, and carefully constructed torn paper, I use musical elements to inspire my compositions.