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 :-

Bolt

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Man hole cover electrolysis

I’m still experimenting electro-etching but with no time to do real work so I’m just playing. Among patterns that I like and that will not take too long to reproduce are man hole covers. So be it …






Of course, It’s made out of steel plates that I threw in the garden to rust after the electro-etching. I love the result and I think I’ll continue with this idea ๐Ÿ™‚