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Anne-Lise Courchay

Livre unique en parchemin - 24 heures de la vie d’une ombre

Livre unique en parchemin - 24 heures de la vie d’une ombre

In five tableaux, this tiny work describes the transformation of an infinite space by the movement of the shadow of a tree.

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Anne-Lise Courchay

Lauréate du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main® 2003

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The translucency of the parchment allows for work on a backlit table. Drawings and patterns are prepared in black marker on overlays to facilitate the distribution of ink droplets, deposited with a pen, on the page. The quality of the gum-lacquer-based inks allows them to adhere to the surface of the parchment without being absorbed, and thus reflect ambient light. The binding of this unique book is the result of assembling two parchment sheets, drawn and then lined with suede. The decoration of the spine in vertical colored lines derives from this assembly, as well as the coloring of the edges. The covers are made of marquetry of ochre goat parchment (natural coloring of the skin).


80 x 102 x 18 mm

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