Sounding the Inner Landscape
Handwriting, mark-making, color play and sacred geometry with Pamela Paulsrud
In this workshop, we will begin by investigating the illusive underpinnings in the hidden laws of nature, sacred geometry—exploring these forms and synthesizing the linear with the artistic aspect of pattern and beauty. Step-by-step instructions will be given from which to springboard—pairing graphite and ink with a compass and straightedge.
Music, meditation, sound, and silence will then accompany us as we wend our way through a series of exercises exploring the tempo and voice of our unique story, script, gesture, and mark—developing flow—letting go of the familiar long enough to greet the unexpected. We will explore the distinctive and bold expressions of spontaneous marks using walnut and Sumi inks, invite color and contrast through paste paper play, and while we’re at it we will explore and extrapolate your handwriting too.
Selected exercises will be bound into a book structure where further opportunities arise in developing your unique story.