Categories of Custom Art
List of Works: Identification and Availability for Purchase
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1xxx IPBA Front Cover Design with Calligraphy. Customer: Barbara W. Miller, author of the History of the IPBA, 1988-2013, for the International Perfume Bottle Association's commemoration of its first twenty-five years. 8.5 x 11 inches, hardbound book publication

2xxx Artist's Promotional Page of the IPBA Chapter Headings' Calligraphy made for the History of the IPBA, 1988-2013, a commemoration of the International Perfume Bottle Association's first twenty-five years. 8.5 x 11 inches

3xxx The Blessings of Liberty Calligraphy Design Art. Customer: Graffik Communications, title poster design art for the 12-poster set commemorating the Bicentennial of the Constitution, an educational publication of the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association. 22 x 36 inches

4xxx National Gem Collection Calligraphy Design Art. Customer: Ethel Kessler Design. 100th anniversary poster design for the gem collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. 24 x 38 inches

5xxx Calligraphy - Foundational Script Teaching Aid for use by the artist in teaching calligraphy to adults and teenagers. Made with sumi ink.

6xxx Alan Greenspan Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 21 x 18 inches framed

7xxx Artist Statement. On what meaning and purpose I have given to creating my works of art and graphic designs that live now in the world. Made with sumi ink and watercolor, 16-3/8 x 22 inches framed. NFS

8xxx Nature In Art. A modern illumination of the letter N, to be an expression of ornamentation in the arts---the living plants, animals and people, and the non-living formations of earth and beyond that are formed in visual art realms as the creations of other artists, architects, sculptors, weavers, potters, jewelry makers, fabric designers, et al. The work of art is one of the portrayed subjects in my painting series, "Change Agents of American Culture," and is made with monochrome black watercolor and duotone photograph of my hand embroidery on a full length gown. 34 x 35 inches framed. For sale

9xxx Henry A. Kissinger Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 17 x 13 inches framed

10xxAlphabet Fun. Whimsical illuminated alphabet; made using gouache. 20.5 x 30.5 inches framed.xxxFor sale

11xxColin Powell Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 24 x 16 inches framed

12xxBrent Scowcroft Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 14 x 20 inches framed

13xxThe Patrick J. Leahy Humanitarian Award Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: Bobby Muller and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Subject research and art creation; made with watercolor. 32 x 43 inches framed

14xxPattern for Cambodian Krama. Subject research and art creation; made with watercolor. 30 x 20 inches framed. For sale

15xxPaul A. Volcker Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink, watercolor, and gouache. 34 x 33 inches framed

16xxAbraham Lincoln Quotations. Customer: National Association of Home Builders. Biographical research and art creation; made with watercolor. 30 x 20 inches framed. 34 x 25 inches framed

17xxFederal City. Since 1800, Washington, DC has been the permanent residence of the government of the United States of America. The Constitution provided for land, 10 miles square, to be set aside for a federal city. The nation's Founding Fathers chose to create a new city, free from the jurisdiction of any state, for a capital belonging to all the people. Two centuries later, the buildings and monuments of Washington, DC have become universal symbols for freedom and self-rule. Made with gouache. 25 x 31.25 inches framed. For sale

18xxGeneral James Jones Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 17 x 20 inches framed

19xxPond Oasis. Made with watercolor. 15.25 x 10 inches framed. For sale

20xxWD Business Card Back Side. Made with sumi ink. 8-1/32 x 2-9/16 inches

21xxBertrand Russell Quotation. Made with sumi ink. 9.5 x 12.5 inches. SOLD

22xxFloral Arabesque. Ornamental motif; made with watercolor. 13.5 x 9 inches framed. For sale

23xxLord Robertson Testimonial Design with Calligraphy and Illumination. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation; made with sumi ink and watercolor. 14 x 19 inches framed

24xxVoices of the Performing Arts. One of seven subjects of the arts for the series, "Change Agents of American Culture," the painting expresses the wondrous creations of works by composers, musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, directors, set designers, stage technicians, et al. Made with watercolor. 38 x 54 inches framed. For sale

25xxKeepsakes. A portrait subject in the realm of personal insight, which I consider as a pathway in life that offers revelation and understanding, which is significant in a person's later years, when the experience of being in the world is there for him or her in remembrances. It is the letter 'K' in "Change Agents of American Culture." Made with black watercolor. 35 x 41 inches framed. For sale

26axxLibrary. The painting is composed from the vantage point of libraries being repositories of knowledge that are situated in communities throughout the United States of America. Excepting the obvious Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, I have depicted imaginary settings where the reading domains are shown to be wonder-filled places of safe haven for enquiring minds. These havens are a reflection upon early library abodes that were transitioned into modernity, yet carry on as treasured reading spaces. They enliven one's spirit towards discovery, and contribute delight in the pursuit of learning about whatever is of interest to him or her. The work is a modern illumination of 'L' in the "Change Agents of American Culture" series. Made with watercolor. 41 x 50 inches framed. For sale

26bxxLibrary. A section detail that shows people people reading, including a group of youngsters who are listening to a story being read to them. Made with watercolor. Thefull painting size is 41 x 50 inches framed. For sale

27xxQuotations. An appreciation for language's eloquent precision became the seed-bed of a composition of quotations by voices of authorship--about creating, writing, thinking, living.The calligraphy-painting is about the writer as creator, and represents the letter 'Q' in in the "Change Agents of American Culture" series. Made with sumi ink and black watercolor. 39 x 55 inches framed. For sale

28xxSails' Forward. Made with watercolor. 19 x 14.75 inches framed. For sale

29xxBird and Flowers In A Field. Made with graphite pencil. 10.5 x 7.5 inches unframed. For sale

30xxAsteroid Pre-dawn. Made with watercolor. 42.5 x 49.5 inches framed. SOLD

31xxHot!. Cities reflect their times. Each is an emblematic place where people, inventions and new technologies mingle and merge creatively. How cool is that for the country, USA? The work is one of three portrait subjects about creating in the environment in my series about American society, called "Change Agents of American Culture." Made with black watercolor. 52 x 39 inches framed. For sale

32xxTransportation. How do we get from one place to another, other than by walking? By transportation we go! In the early years of the United States of America, people conveyed their goods and themselves using horse power and other carriage pack animals. Riverboats carried freight across the waterways and steered through man-made canals while ocean-going vessels traveled to ports on other continents. The work is a modern illumination of the letter 'T' in my portrait series called "Change Agents of American Culture." Made with black watercolor. 38 x 51 inches framed.xx For sale

33xxLord of the Rings. A quotation from the Return of the King, the third book in the trilogy, Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkein. Made with gouache. 25.25 x 34.75 inches framed. For sale

34xxMillers' Garden. Customer: Barbara and Wesley Miller. A landscape painting of the couple's backyard in Naples, Florida. Made with watercolor. 20.5 x 24.5 inches unframed.

35xxRed Seascape. Ornamental landscape; made with watercolor. 14-5/8 x 9-3/8 inches framed. For sale

36xxPassion Flowers. Abstraction of flowers. Made with sumi ink. 16.25 x 21.5 inches framed. For sale

37xxExploration. A meditation on the meaning of physical exploring to know the wonders of all the living and non-living participants in the world of which we ar a part. The painting is one of three subjects representing creating in the environment in the "Change Agents of American Culture" series. Made with black watercolor. 36 x 44 inches framed. For sale

38xxTrefoil with Lady Bug. A fantasy world of three-leaf clovers and one 7-spotted lady beetle. Subject research and art creation. Made with watercolor. 21 x 18.25 inches framed. SOLD

39xxTeapot, Avacado, and Orange. Still life; made with watercolor. 15-1/8 x 12.5 inches framed. SOLD

40xxIn A Corner of My Studio. Still life; made with watercolor. 23.75 x 20 inches framed. SOLD

41xxAlligator Under Hammock. Fantasy landscape; made with graphite pencil. 7.25 x 4 inches

42xxBird Flying Over Flowers. Made with graphite pencil. 9.75 x 6 inches unframed. For sale

43xxParadise Oasis. Ornamental landscape; made with watercolor. 17 x 10.5 inches framed. For sale

44xxDance. A modern illumination celebrating American contributions to the world of dance through the realm of modern dance and tap dance. It is a subject of portrayal in the "Change Agents of Culture" series. made with black watercolor. 39 x 53 inches framed. For sale

45xxA Calm Sea. Still life; made with watercolor. 18 x 16 inches framed. For sale

46xxBlue Spruce. Still life; made with watercolor. 23-1/8 x 20.25 inches framed.xx For sale

47xxSunny Winter Day. Still life; made with watercolor. 26.5 x 22.5 inches framed. For sale

48xxCrossroads of Communications. A portrait subject in "Change Agents of American Culture" about the way people communicate with one another using timeless tools and methods as well as the multitude of transformative new technologies. Made with watercolor. 39 x 50 inches framed. For sale

49xxBaseball. In the summers of my childhood I had a transister radio that carried live broadcasts of the Pittsburgh Pirates' home games. I loved the sport then as now, and chose to compose a work that would express my regard through the athleticism and artistry of baseball players' in action as they play the ballgame. Made with black watercolor. 33 x 44 inches framed. For sale

50xxPortrait of Family Life. Customer: Meridian Inc. Subject research and art creation in addition to publishing a limited edition of lithographic prints and a non-limited edition of note cards. The work celebrates family life as expressed in home and community. Made with watercolor. 55 x 48 inches framed.

51xxGames. I made a painting in reply to my own questions about where does a person discover that they have an imagination--and then, how does one learn about it? The subject of portrayal is a part of the "Change Agents of American Culture" series. Made with black watercolor. 38 x 48 inches framed. For sale

52xxGood Morning. An abstraction; made with watercolor. 22.5 x 12-5/8 inches framed. For sale

53xxT'ae Kwon Do. I was a student of t'ae kwon do and had visited Seoul to watch the Olympic t'ae kwon do competitions of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games. Soon after returning home, and back to work, I composed the painting. Made with watercolor. 23 x 36.5 inches framed. For sale

54xxDiscover the Galileo in You!. Customer: Elizabeth Wallace of Giraffe 'n Ant Productions. Design and calligraphy for use in materials for Elizabeth's Starry Telling Festival

55xxJazz. A musical subject in the realm of arts--and a portrait within the "Change Agents of American Culture" series. Made with black watercolor. 33 x 50 inches framed. For sale

56xxWedding Vows Calligraphy and Illumination Art. Customer: Brian and Julie Williams. I composed a fantasy landcape of special places and natural wonders in Maine, plus the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC to envelop the couple's marriage vows. Their wedding guests signed the bottom portion of the calligraphy-painting. Made with sumi ink and watercolor. 19 x 24 inches

57xxRadha Says. Customer: Heea Vazirani-Fales. Subject research and art creation. x I composed the painting for use as the cover art for Radha says, a book of poetry by the late poet Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat Press. Made with watercolor. 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Paperback book publication

58xxArabesque Celt. Ornamental knot; made with watercolor. 13.5 x 9 inches framed. For sale

59xxWedding Invitation. Customer: Kirsten Lodal and Jeffrey Himmelfarb. Custom letterpress print edition, 4.25 x 6.25 inches

60xxThe Letter Z. A modern illumination of the letter 'Z' in a fantasy setting. Made with black and white gouache. 21.5 x 24.25 inches framed. For sale

61xxWeaving Yarns and Flowers. Made with watercolor. 17.25 x 19.25 inches framed. For sale

62xxRock 'n Roll. One of the music subjects of portrayal in the series, "Change Agents of American Culture." Made with black watercolor. 35 x 40 inches framed.xx For sale

63xxSummer Night. An abstraction; made with watercolor. 21.75 x 13-1/8 inches framed. For sale

64xxConstitution of the United States. A subject of portrayal in my painting series about the American people's creating and inventing enterprises. The series' time frame generally encompasses the last third of the nineteenth century through the close of the twentieth century. Yet they have been producing original and important works since the founding of the nation less than 250 years ago. Their own country was their first invention. They wrote a constitution that set forth the framework for the rule of law and the plan of governing authority for their new-formed democratic republic. Made with black watercolor. 37 x 49 inches framed. For sale

65xxMarblized Paper. Applied to my design of a dinner menu cover for the Nicholas Restaurant in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Made with oil paints. 5.75 x 14.5 inches

66axThe Leona Bowman Carpenter Center for Community Health Nursing. Customer: School of Nursing of the Johns Hopkins University. My "Design B" that was chosen to be made into a mural painting. Made with watercolor. 30 x 20 inches framed. For sale

66bxThe Leona Bowman Carpenter Center for Community Health Nursing. [Detail section of the final painting] Customer: School of Nursing of the Johns Hopkins University. A mural painting cityscape with inscribed phrases about the mission of nursing professionals and the school's educational leadership. Subject research and art creation. Acrylic paints on canvas. 16 x 8.5 feet

66cxThe Leona Bowman Carpenter Center for Community Health Nursing. [Detail section of the final painting] Customer: School of Nursing of the Johns Hopkins University. A mural painting cityscape with inscribed phrases about the mission of nursing professionals and the school's educational leadership. Subject research and art creation. Acrylic paints on canvas. 16 x 8.5 feet

67xxGeneral Joseph P. Ralston. Customer: The Atlantic Council of the United States. Biographical research and art creation. Made with sumi ink and watercolor. 28 x 16 inches framed

68xxFarmer Plowing A Dry Field. Subject research and art creation. Made with watercolor. 14-5/8 xx xx9-3/8 inches framed. SOLD

69xxAfter the Landmines Planting. Subject research and art creation. Made with watercolor. 14-5/8 x xx9-3/8 inches framed. SOLD

70xxVietnam Veterans Memorial. Subject research and art creation. Made with watercolor. 27.5 x 26.5 inches framed. For sale

71xxPicture Writing Then & Now. Abstract landscape calligraphy-painting. Made with sumi ink. 19.5 x 20 inches framed. For sale

72xxMiller Monogram. Made with watercolor. 7.5 x 6.5 inches

DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, CALLIGRAPHIES, and
MODERN ILLUMINATION ART---all are made expressions
one-of-a-kind.

I compose works of Art to illuminate people's purposes, plus other life marvels, by making the complex perceptible, harmonious, and beautiful. My work enlivens the way in for viewers to wonder how the conditions unfolded, that the theme of Art is sharing common ground with one particular human being, or, business, or, non-profit organization, or, institution.

I am focused upon creating exquisite imagery and product
forms which articulate the varied and independent objectives
of my clients. The completed entities speak well in the world
as demonstrations of: strong vision; a variety of ideas; lucid
manifestation of subjects matter; colors singing in lyrical
harmony; energetic pages' and canvases' layout; fine
calligraphy....

The end results are of the highest quality, and my service to
clients, as well as to their audiences, remains in the Art's
capacity to inspire viewer interpretive understanding.

For example:

-♦- Portrayals of the society---works that illuminate the relationship between the subject of Art and the surrounding
community---emphasizing the fully engaged dynamic
inventiveness among participants within a setting

-♦- Testimonials on life---works that expound on the singular and lasting accomplishments of persons and their causes; expressions of Award, Honorable Citation, The Mission, or Resolution

-♦- Architecture / Interiors' design---renderings, ornamental
compositions, mural art portrayals

-♦- Wedding testimonials---Witness certificates, Marriage vows, Relationship imagery

-♦- Wedding invitation sets---Design Art, Calligraphy, Print reproduction: engraving/letterpress editions

-♦- Field research / work on location

-♦- Graphic design

Have an idea that should be realized as a work of Art?

Then, let's talk--- 301 589 3444 or jcw@wassermandesign.com

Best wishes,

Joanne

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