A beautiful text by Colette on the act of writing from La Vagabonde. It’s only a fragment, she talks about it in different ways, but it’s the one that caught my attention the most. Who knows, maybe I’ll calligraphy the rest another day?
I was very influenced by Rudolf Koch in this composition, first with the title in NEULAND, then with the gothic script, inspired by the one found in his book of signs.
And, to contrast, I have chosen a less “violent” humanistic script for the second part of the text.
A friend of mine, an artisanal & organic baker, gave me a piece of charred bread from her oven. To thank her, I asked her if she had a quote to submit to me and she chose Mark Twain. I crushed, first dry and then with a mixture of gum and water, the charcoal and I did this: