Suzanne Moore

Vashon Island, Washington

Kukei/Hirschfield Translation, The First Word, AH

Monoprint collage on paper; lettering in gouache with gold leaf details and gold tooled letters. Zen Master Kukei passage about the the beginning of language. 40 x 53.5 centimeters. Created 2004.


Suzanne Moore is a painter and lettering artist whose book works explore the boundaries and links between word and image. Over twenty years, her manuscript books have investigated such subjects as Sequoyah and the Cherokee syllabic writing system, the spiritual aspects of gardening, and artistsí thoughts on creative process. As part of the Wales-based team of illuminators and scribes, she is one of two Americans creating illuminations for the Saint Johnís Bible. Among the private and public collections in the USA and Europe which have acquired Suzanneís work are the Pierpont Morgan Library, The Library of Congress, The James S. Copley Library, and the rare book collections at Harvard University, Smith College and Wellesley College.