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Chirograph 5 Chirograph 5

Alison Cooley

Chirograph 5

Original Painting

Regular price $ 1,300.00 SOLD

This original work has been sold. Sale


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." 


29.5 x 41 inches


Matted: 37.5 x 49 x 2 inches

Floated: 34.5 x 46 x 2 inches


Signed by artist.

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


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Her work combines lyrical abstraction with intensive color experimentation. Using knives, spatulas, and even her hands, Cooley revels in tactile expressions of her artistic vision.