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Calligraphy as Art and Meditation presents a new approach to calligraphy, one uniquely suited to our time. In it, the making of calligraphic letter forms becomes a way to integrate mind, body, and feeling, to enrich creativity, and enhance well-being. The exercises in Western alphabetic writing, arranged in a guided progression, provide an opportunity to develop awareness, relax the mind, and open the door to artistic expression. The audience for Calligraphy as Art and Meditation includes: adult learners, meditators, teachers, therapists, artists and art students, graphic designers, and children of all ages.
For centuries artists have been challenging their intellects and skills by paying homage to the painters who preceded them. Jenness Cortez has emerged as the twenty-first century’s most notable exponent of this facet of art history. Her masterful work gives Cortez solid footing in the colorful lineage of artists who have appropriated vintage images and woven them into their own distinctive, recognizable fabric, which is clearly seen in Homage to the Creative Spirit.
The Anatomical Tattoo is an introduction to the growing phenomenon of anatomical imagery in tattoos, and highlights some of the best examples in the world today. Illustrating the work of over 80 tattoo artists from across the globe, this book showcases this fascinating new trend by documenting more than 150 anatomical tattoos.