Digging in the garden, I made an almost archeological discovery, an old bolt eaten by rust. I cleaned it a bit, not too much for the patina to remain and, as I found it really beautiful, I decided to find another use for it.
I turned it into a seal by electro-etching a man hole cover pattern on his head.
And the result is perfectly functional as you can see.
This is how to turn rubbish into design and original object :-)
I've just finished a work started years ago, that was left unfinished because of an overdose of knotwork.
It is a breton text from the Barzaz Breizh, a collection of songs published by Th. de La Villemarqué in the XIXth century.
I used a semi uncial for the text, séparating each verse by a knotwork panel and ending by the title in drawn capitals inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospel. To breathe modernity into the work, I took colors different from the ones used historically, using only earth pigments (Sienna, Umbria, ...).
Another detail can be seen here, and the whole work, there.