August 2020 in the Virtual Art Space featured calligraphy by Seattle's Tommer Peterson. Here's what Tommer has to say about this body of work: "Most of the work in this exhibition was done during the first months of the Covid 19 quarantine. It began with the Buddhist poem いろは (iroha). This poem is unique, in that it uses all of the phonetic Hiragana characters, but uses each one only once. From there, I expanded, looking to other texts and ideas from the cannon of historic Zen Buddhist writing that seemed to offer some promise or deliverance in these unprecedented times."
Read more about Tommer, including more information about the paper he uses as his canvas, here. Tommer's pieces are available for purchase. Local Pickup is currently the only option at checkout. Please contact us for artwork shipping options and if you have any questions. Please enjoy the show. ~KOBO~
Watch Tommer's interview with Mayumi Tsutakawa [link]