Well, it’s not totally successful (by far) but it’s interesting.

The steel washer is 8cm in diameter, I let it rust for a while in the garden before writing some gothic capitals with etching varnish and then plunge it into a bath of sulfuric acid.

I like rust:-)

Cadel initial

Spring is coming and my garden requests all of my time, so no time to do calligraphy. But, surfing on the web, I came accross a manuscript with quite a lot of cadel initials and could not resist. So here is a new cadel initial, inspired by the Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3, an initial P, as usual, acid-etched on zinc.

I’m quite happy with it, partly because I could make it smaller than the previous ones without loosing the quality of the etching. It is 6 cm high.

Soon more initials inspired by the same manuscript, if gardening does not take all my spare time 🙂

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 :-