Boas-F73-(w)

Tuesday Reflection
mixed media   36 x 36
$2,400

P_Boas_Quietude_10

Quietude 10
mixed media on canvas   40 x 40
$2,900

P-boas_Bakaes_Stories

Baka's Stories
mixed media   20 x 20
$600

p_boas_Tuesday-Aftternoon-3

Tuesday Afternoon 3
mixed media   18 x 18
$400

Boas_Contemplation-2_8x48

Contemplation 2
mixed media on canvas   48 x 48
$3,900

Boas_Vanishing-4

Vanishing 4
mixed media on canvas   30 x 30
$1,900

Paula Boas

The flow of cursive handwriting, separate from the semantic meanings, has always intrigued me. I studied calligraphy as a teenager and I recall viewing my large calligraphy filled pages in a mirror to better see the patterns, rhythms, and shapes in the positive and negative spaces. Cursive handwriting, an expression unique to each person's hand, is soon to be a lost art.

These handwriting movements, along with other mark making, are the foundation of my recent body of work. I build layers of cursive movements, sometimes exaggerated, with both transparent and opaque media. I obscure and scrape away to reveal parts of the messages and history below. In some cases, all that is left are the dense patches of scribbled writing that vanish into a quieted background.

http://paulaboas.com