"The Talking Board is a sign that can say anything. It can cast any type of spell." -Ira Coyne
If you were in Portland, OR last month I hope you were lucky enough to catch this exhibit at Land Gallery, Spirit Universe: Talking Boards by Ira Coyne.
Ira is a multi-talented artist, sign painter and very dear old friend
of mine. After over ten years of friendship it never ceases to amaze me
when I see the things he creates. After I saw these images he emailed
last night I couldn't wait to post them.
"I advocate validity for the talking board. The power of communication is
undeniable. However, my advice is this: Forget what you know about it.
Forget what i said about it. Approach it with an open mind and heart.
Surround yourself with love. HAVE FUN. Notice the subtle magic of them
as they speak. Treat them with care and respect. The only danger here is
fear and fear is something that can only exist within us, not within
the board. Remember that words are magic and that you are also magic,
and so is everything you touch." -Ira Coyne, from buyolympia.com
If interested in reading more about Ira, the spirit boards or purchasing a CROW "print" (below) visit buyolympia.com. The originals pictured above you can purchase direct through Ira.
Please Note: All spirit board images courtesy of Ira Coyne. Font on the CROW spirit board (above) is based off the work of Alfredo Genovese of Buenos Aires.