Curtis Epperson is a contemporary word mosaic artist who currently lives and works in Orlando, Florida, although he spent most of his life in Memphis, Tennessee. When Curtis first began developing his art style, he knew only one thing for sure: he wanted to continue his mission of entertaining, inspiring and educating his audience through his work. He has always had a keen interest in all types of puzzles and brain games, as well as a fascination with how the human mind works. Marrying all of these things together, he developed his own art style, which is a variation on the calligram art style.
All of Curtis’ art is made entirely of words, and no word is ever repeated. Each letter is individually hand-drawn, and all of the words are carefully chosen to relate to the art and strategically placed within the art. Depending on the piece, the words could range from 20 to 200+ words and take between 6 and 60+ hours to complete.
Through his art and his life’s example, Curtis hopes to help others think outside the box, to learn something new, and to have fun doing it!