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Quendi Beat
Quendi Beat

8" x 8" fine art giclee digital print, signed, matted, and framed to 13" x 13" Alien Alphabet "Quendi" Series $75

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Untitled (Alien Alphabet #2)
Untitled (Alien Alphabet #2)

8" x 8" fine art giclee digital print, signed, matted, and framed to 13" x 13" Alien Alphabet "Mars" Series $75

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Dreamscape
Dreamscape

12" x 12" fine art giclee print, signed, matted, and framed to 17.5" x 17.5" $125, available by special order

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Quendi Beat
Quendi Beat

8" x 8" fine art giclee digital print, signed, matted, and framed to 13" x 13" Alien Alphabet "Quendi" Series $75

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BARBARA JEAN HICKS is an award-winning children's book author (Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli, Jitterbug Jam, The Secret Life of Walter Kitty and others), who has turned her hand to visual art, employing as her medium the digital skills acquired over the last 20 years developing marketing materials for her writing, editing and speaking career. I am pleased to offer her this opportunity to showcase her new works.

Twelve of the fine art giclee prints offered here are a part of Hicks's "Alien Alphabet" series, each of which claims a common starting point: digital text of quotes that have personal meaning for the artist. The originals of these twelve pieces exist solely in digital form, as do the four pieces from the "Photo-Synthesis" series.

Hicks says that the current political and social climate leaves her unconvinced that words are the most effective way to communicate or promote understanding. It is her hope that the language of color, line, space and shape in her work might resonate with viewers at a physical and emotional level, acknowledging and transcending our differences as we recognize and celebrate our commonalities as makers and creators.

NOTE: The two quotes on which the "Alien Alphabet" series is based come from Albert Einstein ("Never lose a holy curiosity") and Katherine Ferrier ("When you cannot make sense, make something!")