Artist’s Statement:

Sally Van Doren’s lyrical work explores the fertile cognitive territory between word and image. An award-winning poet, her paintings, drawings, prints and poems arise from the same source: thousands of notebook pages of illegible handwriting, also known as asemic drawing. Her work employs an expanding personal iconography of calligraphic gestures, letters, geometric forms, andS design motifs. Layered upon each other in variety of media, they engage in a dialogue fundamental to a poet’s relationship with language and an artist’s relationship to line, color and form.



Sally Van Doren