Writing to Escape...

As part of a 2015 Creative Residency in the Tedder House, Llandudno, I experimented with the gesture of writing as a form of drawing, trying to find common ground for writing and visual art to cohabit. Using the same pathways from mind, through brain, to hand - utilising those same conditioned (hand-writing) reflexes to create a unique visual language of mark-making that shares many formal elements with writing, without the encumbrance of literal meaning… Expressing emotions whilst avoiding the deliberate formation of word-language and so, perhaps, circumventing the cultural dogmas often attached to words and languages. I have adopted this as an on-going approach.

One perceptive visitor described this as, "a tiny form of dance, recorded visually."

(Drawings, copyright 2015 Remy Dean - please credit)

Writing is Visual Art (2017)
an illustrated talk about the Writing to Escape... series at Plas Tan y Bwlch

Work from this series was shown at The Stable Block Gallery, Plas Tan y Bwlch, 2017 - 2019

and as part of my DYS PH ASI A exhibition at Oriel Maenofferen Gallery, 2017 - 2018

as part of the Insight 10 exhibition at Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno 2017

and was first shown at Haus of Helfa and Llawn03, Llandudno, 2015

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