Leesette Turner is a calligraphy coach, teacher, and letter artist living in Cape Town. She has exhibited locally and internationally, and her work appears in several international collections. Leesette is endlessly fascinated by all things script – Asian, Arabic, African, Asemic, Roman – the underlying traditions and history, how letters become visual images and our relationship with text.
Leesette’s philosophy is to have fun using letters as a form of abstract self-expression where we pursue expression and not necessarily perfection.
Neugebauer’s statement embodies her sentiments: “The scribe is subject to a rhythm that comes from his pulse, from the movement of his blood. A special kind of cardiogram, flowing and ebbing, a translation of invisible mental states into the visible.”
She feels we should all be benefiting from the advantages of daily calligraphic creations.