Sally Van Doren’s lyrical work explores the fertile cognitive territory between word and image. An award-winning poet, her drawings and poems arise from the same source: over 12,000 notebook pages of illegible handwriting. Her new work employs an expanding personal iconography of calligraphic gestures, letters, geometric forms, design motifs and handprints. Layered upon each other, they engage in a dialogue fundamental to a poet’s relationship with language and an artist’s relationship to line, color and form.
Jan Adair Clayton