Monday, January 12, 2015

St. John's Bible Artist Suzanne Moore Says it Was Her 'Most Challenging' Work

PIONEER PRESS
By Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times
"I Call Heaven And Earth," created by artist Suzanne Moore for the St. John's Bible, is from Deuteronomy 30:19-20, in which God says we can choose between life (here and in heaven) and death.
WASHINGTON---Vashon Island, Wash., bookmaker, artist and calligrapher Suzanne Moore has been swimming against this tide for most of her career. She makes manuscripts, lettering them by hand, illustrating them and then turning them over to her husband and an assistant to bind. Collectors buy them. Sometimes they commission them. When, in the late 1990s, Moore was one of two American artists chosen to participate in the creation of the St. John's Bible, a 1,150-page illuminated Bible made from vellum (calfskin), hand-ground paints, ancient inks and quills, she was thrilled, and a little awed. [link]