The series Excerpt evolved out of my life-long fascination with the pages of ancient illuminated manuscripts. Written on meticulously gridded lines, their mysterious narratives are accessible to me only as visual impressions—typographic texture, bold colors, boundaries, edges, evidence of craft on the parchment surface. Throughout this series I reference this visual language and  “zoom in” to paint indecipherable texts of my own—repeated symbols combined with strong colors, worked-over surface texture and flat, graphic illustrations in the margins.

Top: photo by Tracy Watts