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Alison Cooley

Chirograph 3


$ 1,300.00


* "unmounted" is not available with framing

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29.5x41", mixed media work on paper 

Read Alison's recent studio visit. 

"I’ve always been attracted to drawing and marking in painting," explains Cooley.  "In my latest work, I’m creating a kind of written visual language that’s my own but is open to interpretation by the viewer. It is a “secret language” that I create in line, form and tone that I want people to read in their own way."

"I’ve been looking at artists who use molten glass on paper (pyrography) and at the same time realized I was making my own “ancient language.” I love the sound of the word “chirograph” which refers to the study of writing by hand (chiro-) and also to medieval contracts. My own chirographs are language markings that are a two-way contract with the viewer." 


Matted: 37.5"x49"x2"

Floated: 34.5"x46"x2"


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan


Unframed works ship in 5 business days.

Framed works ship in 10-14 business days.

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