My current series, Illuminated Manuscripts, combines sacred texts with painting, drawing, sewing, and burning. Incorporating a visual language that I've developed over the years; I render my own interpretation of an ancient tradition. But instead of illuminating a long-established, patriarchal religion, I am illuminating the state of awareness. This state of being is found at the heart of all spiritual traditions, the resting place for all belief systems. My Illuminated Manuscripts are at once serious and playful, drawing upon traditional practices with a contemporary spin that negates a single perspective. Like Holy Scripture, the Illuminated Manuscripts express various ways of perceiving, with multiple frames of reference.
-- Meg Hitchcock, 2021