mercredi 28 février 2018

Livre d'artiste et sa copie / Handmade book and its copy

Cela fait longtemps que je travaille avec des encres de Chine et de couleurs sur des papiers fait à la main, des papiers orientaux, voire extrême orientaux. Des fins, des plus épais, il y en a de toutes sortes et à chaque fois, ils réagissent différemment, absorbent l'encre de manières très différentes.

Voici un livre, que j'ai fais il y a un moment déjà et dont j'ai reçu une copie imprimée sur papier de riz par un collègue d'expo. Les encres qu'il utilise sont garanties 100 ans et le papier épais est beau, bien sur, pas de bords frangés. J'aime beaucoup faire des collages, assembler, composer.

I have been working for a long time with Chinese ink and colored inks on handmade papers, oriental papers and even far east oriental papers.Some are thin, some are thick, there are all kinds and each time, they react differently, absorb the ink in very different ways.

Here is a book I made a while ago and I received a copy printed on rice paper by an exhibition colleague. The inks he uses are guaranteed 100 years and the thick paper is beautiful, of course, no fringed edges. I really like doing collages, assembling, composing.

2 commentaires:

Peter a dit…

The book is delightful, a treasure to hold in the hand! How nice to also have a copy. It is always very interesting to see the difference between the original and the printed copy, there always is a difference, but a print can often be very beautiful in its own way.

Armelle Léon a dit…

Hello Peter, thank you very much, I would like you to hold it in your hands, the paper is very soft. Inks are quiet fragile and a copy is good to fix the colours, before they go away. My colleague had keep a copy for him, and he forgot to print one page, anyway, it doesn't matter, I was very happy to get it.