Lettres à ma mère (1981-1990)

“My mother had a beautiful handwriting. A little gothic, at the same time a little hysterical. At the beginning of each line, on the left side, the writing was regular, strict, gothic, but as the line moved to the side of the page, she became more and more nervous, worried, almost hysterical.”

– Vera Molnar, Lettres à ma mère (1991)

This series belongs to a work group dealing with the structure of hand-writings. The artist recalls getting letters from her mother every week until her passing, and describes how the handwriting transformed over the years. She then evokes her mother’s handwriting, which she turns into computer drawings. Some of the plotter drawings are then covered by hand-drawn lines.