Tina Rouhandeh’s art exhibition Scribe and Stitch offers a nuanced approach to art with the fusion of calligraphy and hand stitches.
“There is art where the hand is present. The art of calligraphy and hand stitches provide a common ground for communication. They offer a dialogue with ourselves and with others; they emphasize the artist’s emotion, while at the same time conveying information more important than the artists’ feelings. The migration to Canada inspired me to reflect more on modern-day manifestations. My recent series, “Scribe and Stitches”, is the outcome of three years of experiment with fabric to connecting a traditional art form to the contemporary art. As a calligrapher, it is very important to me to increase an objective engagement with my audience and invite them to get connected with my personal world and observations through my recent artworks. Calligraphy and hand stitches carry common intense visual and haptic resonance. As a calligrapher with 15 years of experience choosing hand stitches and fabric as the international language to expressing my original ideas in a lively, personal way, I am able to communicate with the world around me and show the beauty of the art of calligraphy by hand stitches.”