On May 4 & 5, I will exhibit at the Chapelle Saint-Ourzal in Porspoder.
In addition to my calligraphy, I will also exhibit my photos.
The exhibition takes place from 2pm to 5pm on both days and I will be there to scribble a little, just to show what can be done with a little ink and a few nibs 🙂
I hope that many of you will come to see me:-)
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 didn’t post a lot lately. Partly because I had no time, partly because I’m lazy and partly because I was busy creating new stuff.
To apologize, I wish you happiness, health and prosperity for this new year.
And, as for a new start, here is a how to create a wish thing with a minimum of material and by recycling daily things.
1- take a lid from a jam pot (or other lid from other pot, beans is also a good choice).
2- draw, calligraph your text, pattern, thing with a marker on the lid.
3- Remove the paint with a nail (like the one that can been seen on the bottom right of the image) or any other tool suitable.
4- Once the pattern totally clean from the paint, use a battery connected to cotton bud to electro-etch the cleaned surfaces.
5- To remove the remaining paint, you can sand the lid or, if you’re as lazy as I am, just use a soldering lamp to burn the paint (beware of the fumes, probably very toxic !)
You’ll have to end with a bit of sanding with a emery cloth and that’s it !
Once you’ve taken a good pic of your etched lid, everyone will envy you 🙂
And if you prefer something more traditionnal, here are Jacques Brel‘s wishes on January 1978.
In calligraphy practice, not only the final version of work is interesting.
The bent cover of a tar pot makes a beautiful abstract composition, don’t you think ?
Those of you who follow me on facebook already know about my appetence for man hole cover pictures. I’ve decided to recreate these graphic objects into more portable shapes, here is a pic of the first step of the creation of a pattern on zinc that will be used to emboss a paper in order to create a man hole cover design.
I don’t know whether the final thing will be worth it but I already love this pic, don’t you ?
No time for the moment to work on calligraphy, so here is just a pic of a paper used as a blotter while cleaning a piece of engraved zinc.
Makes a nice abstract pic, doesn’t it ?
A picture of the paper which was under my lastest work on zinc while I washed up the varnish.
It makes a beautiful abstract work, residue of zinc oxide and varnish on paper.
I’m in the process of installing my own gallery and I just hung the nine hexagrams of the I Ching still in my possession.
One can see the reflection of the opposite wall where I started to calligraphy some texts to brighten up the room.
I hope to be able to show more pictures soon and above all to open the gallery with a nice exhibition.
It’s not street art, it’s dirt track natural art…
but it looks very close to street art, I feel I can almost read the message !
Just a picture of crystals forming in a sulfuric acid bath in which I put some zinc.
lovely, isn’t it ?