I saw the above artwork at City Square Mall. I’m a fan of such work. Some time ago, I came across pictures of chalkboard art online and immediately fell in love with them. I find them fascinating, because they can be so ornate and obviously require a high level of artistry, and yet have a down-to-earth tone to them, I guess because we associate chalkboards with childhood and school.
Another thing about them I find interesting is how strong and ‘masculine’ it looks to me even when the piece features intricate calligraphy which can be very frilly. I think this is due to the art being in stark black and white.
- Pinterest – Images of chalkboard art
- Gwen Moss Blog – 10 things you should know about chalkboard art
- Blogto.com – Who writes all those fancy restaurant chalk boards?
- Letters in Ink – calligraphy by Rajiv Surendra
- Letters in Ink – blog