Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ogni danno lascia dispiacere nella ricordazione

Engraving on slate of a sentence by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Still to add the finishing touches, soon a pic of the whole work.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

On the wall - 4

Back to black to add this time a fragment of De Tranquillitate Animi by Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

For this new addition, I used a visigothic script with a larger brush.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

On the wall - 3

This is the next step in the calligraphy on my wall, this time the text is a fragment from Der Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse in its french version and with a gothic script.

Two steps to go and this work will be over.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness

Or, in the latin version (the one I used) : Exortum est in tenebris lumen rectis corde (Psalms CXII.4).

I used my engraving technique to create this candle holder which is in fact holded by the candle and not the opposite but let's not be bothered by such details :-)
The script is the NEULAND designed by Rudlof Koch and I'm quite happy with the result even if, as always with zinc and acid, the engraving is somewhere irregular.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Acid 1 - Benoit 0

The mark is in fact much higher in favour of the acid, I just can't remember how many plates of metal went to the trash because of a too long exposure to acid.
Here is a picture of my last failure, not enough varnish and a too long bath in acid...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

On the wall - 2.1

To meet a request by my esteemed professor, here is a view in perspective of my work in progress on the wall. I only added a few lines since the last pic, finishing the quotation from the Aeneid.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

On the wall - 2

Second step, I've continued a bit the poem by Keats and added a fragment from the Aenid by Virgil.

Starts to look good...