Scriptorium St. Francis Press ~ California
(Thomas Ingmire)

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Thomas Ingmire: "I like the words of the poet, Juan Ramon Jimenez, 'If they give you lined paper, turn it sideways.' For calligraphy to become relevant in the modern world, it seems to me that it must embrace the ideas behind these words."
   

Artists books by Thomas Ingmire

 
   
Contradictory Kabbala Blues by Jack Hirschman
Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2014. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 15" single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Scriptorium St. Francis Press: "Since 2002, Ingmire has concentrated on the making of artist’s books. He has embarked on a number of collaborative projects, including the Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca series of books with Manuel Neri; work as an illuminator on the St. John’s Bible; and the creation of original books with numerous poets including Jack Hirschman, Tsering Wangmo, and English poets David Jones Annwn, Robert Sheppard, Alan Halsey, Geraldine Monk, Christine Kennedy, and Allen Fisher."
$625 (in exhibition)

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Random selection of Words and Letters from "Free Gatha 1" by Jackson Mac Low

Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2013. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 14" single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Thomas Ingmire: "Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004) was an American Poet known particularly for his experimental approaches to poetry, musical compositions, and performance art. Inspired in part by John Cage, Mac Low employed systematic chance operations and other similar non-intentional methods in his work."
$425

   
   

Colours
Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2012. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 14" single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Scriptorium St. Francis Press: "Angeline Yap is a Singaporean writer who has contributed her poetry to various journals and anthologies since the early 1970's. She has been working with the Creative Arts Programme since 1996.

The words on this broadside come from her poem "Colours."

i paint my words in watercolour;
the blues of my brush spread the sighing of wind; ..

$525

   
   
Lettering Studies for David Annwn Poem
Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco, California: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2012. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 15" single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Ingmire has collaborated with David Annwn to produce several calligraphic books based on Annwn's poetry.

Thomas Ingmire: "It is a process by which a writer creates one text in relation to an image, the visual artist then creates a new image in relation to that text, and the writer then makes another text in relation to the second image, and so on, in a chain or path of responses. . . . My subsequent visual responses are readable, but always play at the edge of legibility; nevertheless David always views these works as images. As well as being a new research for the poet, the process prompts interesting questions about calligraphy…word or image?"
$425

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From Blanco by Octavio Paz
Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2011. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 8.4 single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Scriptorium St. Francis Press: Thomas Ingmire: "Blanco is a very long poem. I have only chosen and integrated some passages and words from the poem. I am attracted to the idea of visually capturing the spiritual and mystical aspects of the poem. The movement and spatial relationships between the rhythmic marks and legible words is meant to capture a contemplative mood."
$375


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Ingmire 09
Broadside by Thomas Ingmire
San Francisco: Scriptorium St. Francis Press, 2009. One-of-a-Kind.

11" x 8.4 single sheet. Calligraphy. Signed and dated by the artist.

Thomas Ingmire: "Modern calligraphy often wrangles with the legibility or readability of the text and as such challenges the viewer's eye. Words become images that convey visual rhythms, atmospheres, and expressions that we generally associate with the language of the visual artist. The viewer is asked to look, to see, and to feel.

"The modern calligraphic text reminds us of the intimacy between lettering and drawing. Calligraphy also constructs a shared dialogue with poetry. Both alter the pace and the nature of our absorption of language."

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