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Illumine: Truth

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In the series Illuminé, Diane A. Curran explores the tradition of Illuminated Manuscripts, updating it for the world of digital art.

“Truth” the composition featured here, builds from a phrase sung with haunting notes by Grace Slick in the early days of The Jefferson Airplane. “Don’t You Want Somebody to Love?”

Words have the power to sear our memories with inspired visions or even incendiary thought, whatever their truth or consequence.

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Illuminated Manuscripts were more than beautifully decorated pages. They were meditations taken deep into our vision and our minds, challenging us, changing us.

Stretching computerized fonts to evoke the exaggerated curves of ahnd-wrought lettering from centuries past, this series plays with the alphabet to create, shadow, contracts of color, and graphic geometries of pattern.