"Writing and lettering, though often utilitarian, can still be viewed as drawing. That is the impression conveyed by a beautiful, thoughtful show at the Alpan Gallery in Huntington, “Contemporary Mark Making: Blurring the Lines Between Drawing and Writing.” It encompasses the work of five artists, most of whom make drawings of one kind or another out of everything from decipherable words to expressive calligraphic forms.
Heather Willems, from New York City, also uses legible words to make a drawing. "Erosion" (2007), a pencil drawing on paper, is made up of the words “I love you” written thousands of times in long, sinuous lines. The writing is surprisingly varied — sometimes light, sometimes dark, sometimes straight, sometimes skewed — creating a mesmerizing, undulating image."
-Blurring Boundaries, in Words and Swirls