Donald Voss Ink on Handmade Paper and Handmade Books

Donald Voss’ works of ink on paper, watercolor and handmade books reflect his diverse personal and academic background. Voss incorporates and expresses Eastern and Western influences ranging from his undergrad in Asian Studies and an additional degree in Book Arts and Print making, to living in Japan, and also finding spiritual meaning in the Native American cultures of his ancestry, as well as teaching at both the high school and college level. Voss says of his work: “as an artist my work sustains a dance of evolving awareness. My creations record, tell stories of a path of wonder-knowledge. But they require the participant to decode the work in their own terms. The images are glyphs, maps, diagrams, pictures, recordings, awareness of the precious mystery of the world, knowing all the time, the beauty and intensity of each breath