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Dishu: Ground Calligraphy

The word dishu comes from di meaning “square” or “earth” and shu meaning “book” or “writing,” hence “earth writing” or “ground calligraphy,” writing on the ground using water as ink. Thousands of calligraphers are at work daily all through China, … Continue reading

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Performance Calligraphy

Performance artist Kotaro “HATCH” Hachinohe from Sapporo Japan, educated in Kyoto, presently living in Brooklyn.

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Isa Hirano–calligraphic dance

Isa Hirano creates shoga or calligraphic paintings that originate, for her, in surrealism expressing “internal urges without any reference to established aesthetics or ethics by exploring the domains of the subconscious, irrationality, and unreality,” she writes on her website. Her … Continue reading

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Garden Calligraphy

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Confluence of calligraphy and henna

Lalla Essaydi is an artist who grew up in Morocco. Her work is about the confluence of arabic calligraphy, culturally and historically done by men usually in the transcription of the Qu’ran, and of henna painting traditionally done by women … Continue reading

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