Beverly Decker Art





                Visual Meditation / Abstract Calligraphy / Layers / Sound


                My recent artwork is titled “Visual Meditation / Abstract Calligraphy / Layers”.   This theme has been ongoing throughout my career as an artist.  It is inspired by over 40 years study of Eastern and Western Philosophy and Mysticism.

                I consider my work as a meditative, spiritual practice.  Philosophically, I feel that everything is spiritual and therefore making art is a spiritual experience, literally a visual mediation. 

                Artist’s like Joan Tanner influence me.  “Persistence of inconsistency,” and “My way of dealing with inexplicable things.”

                Handwriting, considered drawing in many cultures, expresses the movement of the art.  The first layer sometimes includes images; the next transparent layers are words, visually repeating the theme over and over. The last layer is a sound like wind.  Translucent layers of murmuring moving idyllic sound.

                 Included in some of the art are quotes from diverse sources including artists, philosophers, poets, scientists, and spiritual leaders from all faiths and walks of life, in several languages.

                   Some of the images are the Milky Way, a triptych of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth seen from space.  Joseph Campbell called the image of the earth from space, the Icon of our time.  Other images are birds flying, mandalas, people, trees, landscapes and more.  Each of the images was chosen as a symbol. 

                   The mediums used are acrylic, oil, watercolor, ink, printmaking and mixed media.  Glazing, iridescent, metallic, interference and luminescent color, pure, neutralized, transparent and opaque, warm and cool.

                   The combination of abstract calligraphy and layers of translucent colors creates a vibratory field, veils.  There are changes in color perception when viewed in different light. 


Artist Statement