I was born in Asheville, N. C., in 1937 and am fortunate to have had parents who instilled in me a love for the arts and sciences. I have been an astrophysicist at the University of Arizona since 1968 and have been using calligraphy as a vehicle for self-expression since about 1975. My skills in this area support my love for the written word and the graphic arts in astronomy, and mathematics.Around 1980 I became fascinated with calligraphy, especially with the medieval styles and manuscripts. Learning some of the styles and experimenting with my own versions soonfollowed.Many different historical scripts inspired the calligraphy in "The Four Gospels." When finished in 1999, the present work was the only calligraphic edition of any of the Four Gospels available in modern English. I used the King James Version and did the work entirely by hand, with pen and ink.
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