3: Text and Image: Woman Lost

Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer (born July 29, 1950) is an American neo-conceptual artist, based in Hoosick Falls, New York. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces.

Holzer belongs to the feminist branch of a generation of artists that emerged around 1980, looking for new ways to make narrative or commentary an implicit part of visual objects. Her contemporaries include Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth, and Louise Lawler.

The public dimension is integral to Holzer’s work. Her large-scale installations have included advertising billboards, projections on buildings and other architectural structures, and illuminated electronic displays. LED signs have become her most visible medium, although her diverse practice incorporates a wide array of media including street posters, painted signs, stone benches, paintings, photographs, sound, video, projections, the Internet, and a race car for BMW. Text-based light projections have been central to Holzer’s practice since 1996. As of 2010, her LED signs have become more sculptural. Holzer is no longer the author of her texts, and in the ensuing years, she returned to her roots by painting.

3: Text and Image: Woman Lost In Process

Bob and Roberta Smith

Make Art not War

Fluxus Movement

3: Text and Image: Woman Lost In Process

Jan van Toorn

5: This England

Cambridge writers

Experiments with illustrating:

Historical sources on Cambridge:

Literary sources on Cambridge:

Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own

Rupert Brooke: ‘The Old Vicarage, Grantchester’ (1912)

Text: and go  to Rupert Brooke Museum in The Orchard Tea Garden )

In terms of style and technique I will focus on ink, watercolour and gouache.

Travel writing

Marco Polo
robert byron road to oxiania
nicolas bouvier
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Bruce Chatwin
Paul Theroux
Colin Thubron
Italo Calvinho   Invisible Cities