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Meg Hitchcock

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Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock Garden of Bliss cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Garden of Perpetual Bliss
 
Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock Incantation cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Incantation
 
Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock Nicene Creed cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Nicene Creed
 
Meg  Hitchcock Niqab _5 Hymn to Tara Meg Hitchcock altered book Seager Gray gallery Mill Valley California SF Bay area
Niqab #5: Hymn to Tara
 
Meg  Hitchcock
Om Tat Sat
 
Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock Paradise cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Paradise
 
Meg  Hitchcock
Tarastakam: Hymn to Tara
 
Meg  Hitchcock
The Most Secret and Supreme Truth (from the Mahanirvana Tantra)
 
Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock Violet cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Violet
 
Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock White Tara cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
White Tara
 
Meg  Hitchcock
Bliss
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Meg  Hitchcock
Credo
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Meg  Hitchcock Meg Hitchcock How Great Thou Art cut letters altered book work at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.
How Great Thou Art
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Meg  Hitchcock
I Can't Breath
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Meg  Hitchcock I Can_t Breathe No. 2
I Can't Breathe No. 2
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Meg  Hitchcock
Shivalingam
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Meg  Hitchcock
What a Wonderful World
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Meg  Hitchcock

Meg Hitchcock

Meg Hitchcock Description

The text drawings of Meg Hitchcock are examinations and dissections of the word of God, according to varied disciplines. The artist deconstructs a sacred text by cutting its individual letters, and reassemble them to form a passage from another holy book. The Koran is transformed into the Bible, the Bible into the Bhagavad Gita, and so on. Hitchcock discourages a literal reading of the text by eliminating punctuation and spacing; a sentence from one text merges with a passage from another. By bringing together the sacred writings of diverse religions, she undermines their authority and is able to speak to the common thread that weaves through all scripture.

The labor-intensive aspect of Hitchcock’s work is a meditation practice as well as an exploration of the various forms of devotion. A long history in Evangelical Christianity formed her core beliefs about God and transcendence, but she later relinquished the Christian path. She found herself gravitating toward Eastern Mysticism, and is deeply moved by Islam. The work is a celebration of the diverse experiences of spirituality and the universal need for connection with something greater than oneself. ‘In the end,’says the artist, ‘the holy word of God may be nothing more than a sublime expression of our shared humanity.’

Meg Hitchcock lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and studied classical painting in Florence, Italy. Her work with sacred texts is a culmination of her lifelong interest in religion, literature and psychology. Hitchcock’s work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, London and Berlin, and reviewed in Art in America, ArtCritical, The New Criterion, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic and The Daily Beast. Her work is included in “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas. 

Meg Hitchcock Statement

 

In my text drawings I examine and dissect the word of God. I deconstruct a sacred text by cutting its individual letters, and reassemble them to form a passage from another holy book. The Koran is transformed into the Bible, the Bible into the Bhagavad Gita, and so on. I discourage a literal reading of the text by eliminating punctuation and spacing; a sentence from one text merges with a passage from another. By bringing together the sacred writings of diverse religions, I undermine their authority and speak to the common thread that weaves through all scripture.

The labor-intensive aspect of my work is a meditation practice as well as an exploration of the various forms of devotion. A long history in Evangelical Christianity formed my core beliefs about God and transcendence, but I later relinquished the Christian path. I now gravitate toward Eastern Mysticism, and am deeply moved by Islam. My work is a celebration of the diverse experiences of spirituality and the universal need for connection with something greater than oneself. In the end, the holy word of God may be nothing more than a sublime expression of our shared humanity.

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