Thursday, December 29, 2011


I continue to try out engraving on zinc. After initials, NEULAND and white vine, here are knotwork.

I do like the result, I'll have to make another test with a more complicated pattern.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Felices ter et amplius ...

I've been playing a lot with engraving recently, here is my latest work.

It's a delicious fragment from an ode by Horatius. To read the text and its translation (in french) follow this link, to see the whole composition, follow this one.

Friday, December 23, 2011

... these infinite spaces ...

I've just finished a fragment from Les Pensées by Blaise Pascal.

I wrote a first text using a script from the XVIth century (with some distorsions) and created a border for it with a second text, this time engraved on zinc.
to see the whole thing, follow the link.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Curves II

As said in my previous post, I'll have to restart from the beginning as the varnish disappeared from some places.
Nevertheless a progress compared to the previous version.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Curves II - work in progress

A new try, a new failure : the varnish has vanished.

Anyway, just out of the acid bath it looks good.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


My latest work on zinc, don't know what to do with it but I like it anyway :-)

The only regret  I have is that the corrosion of the metal resulted in dull spots in some places. I'll prepare the surface more carefully next time.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I've been seeked by Pascal Jaouen to participate to the creation of one of his dresses.

Here is the calligraphy I made on cloth (organdie) so as to be used as a flounce on a dress.
As soon as I get the pic of the dress as a whole, I'll post it here.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


As I don't have any new piece of work to show, here is a pic taken in my workshop this morning.

Would you recognize the objects which cast these shadows ?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Engraved white vine

My latest engraving on zinc, this time with a brand new metal plate (not corroded).

The initial is 2cm high.
The result is not too bad but it needs more definition, the vine is much too simple and the varnish didn't cover properly all the surface, not to mention that the lines are often quaking.
Nevertheless a good proof of concept.