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Anne-Lise Courchay

Livre unique en parchemin - Double vie éternelle de l’ombre

Livre unique en parchemin - Double vie éternelle de l’ombre

The sun rises over a single tree. Its light is fresh, like the morning it illuminates. At noon, the vertical sun crushes the tree with its power. When it disappears on the horizon, the shadows it leaves behind turn violently. These three small paintings illustrate a poem, the first, written by Anne-Lise Courchay.

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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 working on a backlight table. The drawings and patterns are prepared in black felt-tip pen on tracing paper, making it easier to distribute drops of ink, 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, thus reflecting the ambient light. A few drops of opaque ink give the moon its particular light. The binding of this unique book is the result of assembling two parchment sheets drawn and then lined with velvet skin. The decoration of the back with colored vertical lines comes from this assembly, as well as the coloring of the edges. The covers are made of white kid parchment. The covers are also made with a pen. This small book has been copied nineteen times.


98 x 72 x 8 mm

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