Alison Cooley, ‘Chirograph 1’, 2016, Tappan
Alison Cooley, ‘Chirograph 1’, 2016, Tappan
Alison Cooley, ‘Chirograph 1’, 2016, Tappan

"I’ve always been attracted to drawing and marking in painting," explains Cooley. "In my latest work, I’m creating a kind of written visual language that’s my own but is open to interpretation by the viewer. It is a “secret language” that I create in line, form and tone that I want people to read in their own way."

"I’ve been looking at artists who use molten glass on paper (pyrography) and at the same time realized I was making my own “ancient language.” I love the sound of the word “chirograph” which refers to the study of writing by hand (chiro-) and also to medieval contracts. My own chirographs are language markings that are a two-way contract with the viewer."

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About Alison Cooley

based in Easton, MD, United States

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