Calligraphy in Quebec: Gestes d’encre

We’ve featured the work of calligraphy artist Lorna Mulligan here before. Now through the 4th of September, she and fellow members of the Les Calmars calligraphy group are exhibiting at Carrefour Culturel in Baie-Saint-Paul, By way of preview, Lorna sent us the following two pieces, entitled L’océan and Le ciel (click to enlarge): Of them, […]

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Dalton Ghetti’s amazing pencil-tip sculptures

Whoa, this is pretty incredible: the Telegraph has a new picture gallery of Brazilian-born carpenter Dalton Ghetti’s remarkable pencil sculptures. From a boot, a button, and a saw to an entire miniature alphabet, the sculptures themselves are mind blowing. Even more amazing, according to the accompanying text: Dalton uses three basic tools to make his […]

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Color and line: The art of Christian Skagen

Karen recently struck up a conversation with Norwegian artist Christian Skagen, who shared some of the vibrant ink-and-hot-pressed-paper drawings he’s been making for a series entitled “Horizontal Fields.” Here, for example, is a drawing Christian made with a Sailor Sapporo EF, 300gsm Arches HP, and J. Herbin’s Rose Tendresse: Here are close-ups of the three […]

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