Red test tile

From the exhibition:
The Letter, the Word & the Book

New Mexico History Museum

The red tile from three test tiles Patricia Musick created using vitreous enamels on steel in 1980. 

Photo by Blair Clark, NM/DCA

Patricia Musick's training as a calligrapher and paleographer of Celtic manuscripts led to the design of an alphabet based on exaggerated characteristics of early Irish manuscript letterforms.  These color experiments in enameling--glass fused to metal at high heat--use the R from that alphabet as a constant design element.


Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.