I became familiar with calligraphy as a kind of art when I was 15, and then the intricate flourishes of letters captured my imagination. Search for information concerning this amazing art wasn’t a simple deal. In the course of time the collected material made it possible for me to look at calligraphy from a different view point – rather like a part of world culture, not as a collection of beautiful ornaments. I would even say calligraphy is a philosophy embodied in beauty and simple in conveying the meanings of written symbols.
With the passing of time there arrives the understanding of the value of calligraphy as a handmade, individual designer’s piece of art.
It is especially valuable in the era of unification and computers.
I hope calligraphy will not disappear in the wild rhythm of the 21st century. I am glad the art is passed on from generation to generation and is live till now.
I wish all artists success in creative activity!
I would like to express my gratitude for organization of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. Many thanks for such a glorious undertaking!