Letters to Rothko
by Lucinda Sherlock


“Asemic writing allows me explore the complexities of belonging and loneliness through layers of text, mix media and lines, like layers of earth. In the tradition of writing formats and styles the stories and poems always have a beginning, middle and an end.”

Writing the “Letters to Rothko” came about as I was in the middle a difficult time of reflection and sorrow. I saw this quote.
“You’ve got sadness in you, I’ve got sadness in me – and my works of art are places where the two sadnesses can meet, and therefore both of us need to feel less sad.”
― Mark Rothko
I wanted to let him know that when I looked at his work it made me feel less sad. So I wrote out my sadness in ink and with painted patches of colour too.

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