Ritual 5: Kathleen Hanna

I’m trying to work these calligraphies into a square format for the square banner. Maybe not quite there yet but I do get to send gratitude to Kathleen Hanna, who is literally a rock star—and the best kind of artist: one who brings other women along with her, directs people to resources, tells the truth in every medium…and likes paper! Here’s to the queen of the zine, and respect to an artist who made an “invisible disability” pretty damn visible (there’s a documentary).

My Ritual Artist Open Call project is an opportunity to express gratitude to the artists and women who inspire me. So far it looks like multilayered calligraphy compositions, and eventually somehow it will materialize as a square banner for my collaboration with @ritual_open.

Red, yellow, blue, and black hand-drawn letters are illegible but spell out "thank you Kathleen Hanna" (detail)
Thank you/Kathleen Hanna

By Elena Grossman

Elena Grossman is an artist and educator practicing visual art, graphic design, and programming for exhibition spaces, print, and screen media. Learn more about Elena