calligraphy, gold, animism, deep ecology

Illuminated Book Jacket (Animism by Graham Harvey), paper with gold leaf, graphite, ink and watercolor 9” x 19.5”, 2021

Candace Jensen

is an interdisciplinary

visual artist, writer, printmaker,

calligrapher, community organizer and

activist committed to realizing a culture

profoundly informed by deep ecology. Jensen

uses hand-made inks, gold leaf, print and painting

media to create visual essays, which expand calligraphic

 illumination’s traditional cultural reliquary beyond that of anthropocentrism. Greatly influenced by Gaia Theory, pagan revivalism, animism and interdependence principles, her work asserts through mythic and

symbolic language that Earth herself is worthy

 of the gilded, decorated Capital and

that we would do well to

attend to her complex,

more-than-human

scriptures.

Yantras, Rounds & Altars

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