Tuesday, October 28, 2014

knots

passionate by the clams, here is a little knotwork etched with acid on a clam's shell.


The etching is not very deep but enough to be visible.
Nonetheless, I think I can improve the process, another shell is in progress...



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Alphabet - next step

Once cleaned, here are the letters from my alphabet (technological miracle, I inverted the pic so you can see them on the right side).
As you can see, I made a mistake on some of them, the ones that looks inverted after being inverted :-/



Moreover, my printing tries are just awful, so awful that I won't show even a bit of them.
I tihnk I'll have to restart from the beginning, differently, with more care, briefly : to be followed...

To make you wait, here is a pic of the residues of the cleaning which is, probably, the best thing I got out of it.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Alphabet

I'm working on a new project (yeahhh, I know, I didn't finish the previous ones).


I made an alphabet in the Celtic style, etched on zinc ( & reversed, which supposes a further printing), inspired by George Bain's book, Celtic Art : The Methods of Construction.
By the way, I doubt he found all of these letters in the book of Kells or Durrow. Those gospels probably didn't show these K, W or Y...


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another fail !

Success is not guaranteed... 
Anyway, I have to show you the pictures of my latest failure, I'll restart soon, I already know how to improve it.




Sunday, October 12, 2014

some text

I've been quite busy these last ime, preparing my latest exhibition but I didn't work only on this !
I worked very hard on a new project with quite a lot of text and in a much larger shape than what I'm used to. Until now, I spent about 30 hours working on it, I think I've done the most of it. Until I can say it is finished or failed, here is a picture.


Next steps next week if everything goes well.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

the ring

My wife lost her wedding ring. It slipped off her finger during a swam on a beach where we use to go.
The waves movements quicly make it illusive to get it back.
By way of vengeance, I picked a pebble on the beach and made her a ring out of it.
Here are the steps of the design :

The pebble (doesn't wonder what will happen to him)



The same one, sliced


To avoid to much sanding, after marking the inside diameter of the ring, more cutting


Here comes the hollowing out


The inside is sanded, time to even up the outside and to polish it all


The ring finished, all angles polished to avoid sharp edges, only the varnish to get done


And my wife's hand has a new ornament, phew, the worst has been avoided :-)








Monday, September 22, 2014

Eclipse

Back to work on paper.

A little pic of my ongoing work...



To be continued...