Back to old studies. Here is a fragment of a text by Villiers de l’Isle Adam. One translation could be : “Is the soul of the cellos carried away by the cry of a broken string?”
I found a dead leaf already damaged whose shape reminded me of the instrument and the text came back to my mind. So I acid-etched the text on a zinc plate and transferred the picture of the leaf using acrylic binder to accompany the quotation. It is not totally finished, the author’s name and signature are missing, but, as usual, I will try to make them invisible ; so you can consider that you are looking at the final version of the work.
Long time since I posted here, my apologies. Now that I feel a little bit less lazy, I’ll try to keep you updated on what’s going on in the workshop 🙂 And today, I finished the calligraphy of a song, Alligator 427, from the french singer Hubert Félix Thiéfaine. I’ve been thinking about it for years (the first drafts are from 2011 !!) and it’s done ! And, as far as I can say, quite well done (I really like it). I transferred a photograph (paint marks on a sidewalk) on an old zinc plate, etched the title using acid and ended by writing the text in NEULAND script.
I had a few easels, wooden and small ones. They didn’t stay right, were fragile, kind of bulls**t. As I had an exhibition coming fast, I decided that I needed something more resistant so … here is the result :
It doesn’t resemble to anything but it’s not a problem. 80cm of electric wire, carefully bent and here I am, perfectly stable, solid and almost invisible easels. The only problem may be the color but I had some red wire and no time to go and buy some other.
And, as I’m a very gentle guy, here is another cadel letter, this time it’s an L.
An ill apple tree cut, 20 m² of ground digged, 5 rose bush and an orange tree transplanted, lots of other maintenance works in the garden… To make it short, I spent all my weekend in the garden. But, as I woke up early, I found time to etch a new cadel initial, inspired by the same manuscript as the previous one (Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3).
It’s quite different from the cadel initials I already made & I like it.
I think I’ll made other ones inspired by the same manuscript but the priority now is the maintenance of the garden 🙂