Expressive Calligraphy


The Decorum of Fire.  13" × 19" (33 × 48 cm). Layered calligraphy on paper that has been painted and gilt with copper-based metal leaf.  Text quoted from Erica Jong, We Learned from How to Save Your Own Life, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977.

Ravens Gnawing, (detail). Layers of calligraphy between painted glazes of oil-based paint.

Imagination. The main calligraphy was written as a class demonstration of polyrhythmic calligraphy in front of students in Canada, 2019. I added the Einstein quote after returning home.

Find lots more experimental and expressive examples in the book Brown Calligraphy
The video below shows abstract calligraphy featured in one chapter.