Know Thyself

… and thou shalt know the universe and God.

This phrase has been on my list of things to calligraph for several years. After several attempts at very different compositions, I think I have found what suits this phrase affixed to the pediment of the temple of the oracle at Delphi.

Of course, it’s the French version here 🙂

Seneca Draft

For several months, I had this paper from Kéréon mill that I didn’t know what to do with. Very nice paper but quite difficult to use because of its composition (linen + peat) which gives it a very rough surface, even uneven.
And last night, the illumination: the crate wood!
I only recently started using this “tool” for calligraphy because it’s not really made for small writing modules and I have a hard time working in large format, not that it’s difficult but I don’t find it very beautiful in general.
Anyway, here is a first draft made with Indian ink and crate wood on this exceptional paper.

I think I will continue in this way, with a slightly smaller module (here the letters are 6 cm high) and I hope to have a composition soon with this fragment of a text of Seneca.