Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kakemono or makimono ?

My latest work, filigrees made with acrylic paint on cloth, is going on.
I don't have any plan, I just draw things as they come. But, I were to make a kakemono and now, I feel it looks much better as a makimono. As it isn't finished yet, I can still change my mind.



What do you think ?


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Iron vine

After having etched a iron plate with a manhole cover pattern, I thought it could be interesting to electro-etch medieval patterns on the same material.
Here is my first try, a white vine.


It's not bad but the sharpeness needs to be enhanced, I have to find another varnish allowing smaller details and also a way to get the plate to rust homogeneously.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Know thyself

An umpteenth version of this sentence engraved on the Oracle's temple in Delphi : Know thyself.


This time, I mixed an embossed roman capital with its greek counterpart, letterred on tin and electro-etched to show the hidden parts of the roman caps.
I'm very happy with the result, already thinking of new works using the same technique. Impatient !!!

To see the whole thing, click here. The pic is not very good, it's difficult to get enough light to reveal the whole etching :-\

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Filigrees on cloth

It's been a long time since I last worked on cloth and, right now, I'm just longing for it...


I forgot how long it is to get things done on cloth, this is what I achieved after 3 hours of work :-)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

work in progress

Just to prove that I'm still working, even if (or maybe because) I don't post a lot on this blog.
Here is a pic of my latest work, still in progress and far from being finished.


There' some greek in it but not only and it's a sentence I already worked on. For the time being, I won't tell you more about it ...
:-)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Clams again

I promise, this this the last time I give voice to clams (until next time). This time their messages are full of love and care.





On the other hand, I'm working on new projects, so, soon new pics of real calligraphy with real texts




Sunday, January 25, 2015

claming clams

New messages from our friends the clams





Ok, the last one does not really speak english, it's a word to word translation of the french for holy cow !  ;-)