Buenos Aires: Marina Soria, 2018. A unique book from renowned calligrapher and book artist Marina Soria. She has created for it a calligraphic alphabet that was inspired by cattle brands that are used at ranches in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The letters are done in gouache, ink, and silver leaf on paper. Beads and nylon fishing line weave together the various letters into a grid framed by the book's edges. Bound in white cloth with paper label depicting images of actual cattle brands on the cover. Accompanied by a card with the books description and signed by the artist. In fine condition. Size: 20 x 20 cm.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Marina Soria is a seasoned artist and educator with degrees in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. Not content to just immerse herself in learning calligraphy at international conferences, and through courses with renown calligraphers, she studied Eastern principles of Beauty in sumi-e (Japanese painting). She distilled and blended these principles with her rich experience and background in the fine arts, typography and graphic arts, employing unique approaches and techniques. She has also dabbled in the textile arts, creating a metaphor for weaving; letters as stitches and text as if it were a textile. Her works, vibrating with a love for nature and exploding with life and color, can be found in calligraphy collections in museums, universities, and libraries in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Marina has received numerous national and international awards, and has been featured widely in calligraphic arts publications. A prolific artist, experimental calligrapher, book artist, and educator, her goal is to mingle diverse disciplines to challenge the limits of conceptual art and technique. ARTISTSB/072622. Fine.