Le sable pour sortilège

« Travailler le sable , c’est sculpter à l’envers, c’est “ressouder” les grains entre eux , et modeler la pierre. Ce n’est pas creuser, mais construire un nouveau volume, dans toute sa fragilité. » Ainsi Oona gwelloc’h évoque t’elle son plaisir à minutieusement, doucement, bouleverser la nature. Sans jamais, bien sûr, lui manquer de respect.

Le sable, donc: L’artiste le colore, pigments en poudre minérale, ou végétale, qui soudain font corps et âme avec les grains, alliance chaude, mate, d’une inégalable profondeur, plongée ensorcelante d’une nature vers une autre, comme une évocation des cycles de transformation, après la Vie , la mort, et de nouveau la vie.

Entre peinture et sculpture, ensuite, il s’agit de travailler la matière en fines couches successives, mille feuilles instinctivement composé, au fil d’un geste inlassablement répété, mouvement méditatif grâce auquel atteindre une dimension inédite, de l’infiniment petit -le grain- à l’infiniment grand - le cosmos- de l’hier au toujours, de la réalité à l’intemporel.

Empreints de thèmes symboliques ou mythologiques, Les « sablés » d’ Oona gwelloc’h racontent tous une histoire d’outre-monde, fossiles d’art qui disent l’au-delà. Un au-delà serein, d’emblée inscrit dans l’éternité.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dana , pruning knife

Beech Wood Handle . Foldable pruning knife , or Boline . Hand carved . Inspired by Contentinental celtic design , from 4th century BC , also call "La Tene" style. To me this symbol cerved on the handle is Dana , The Mother of all Gods . The head is more an expression that a humanisation of a Goddess , she smiles and Close her Eyes in kindness as she gives her blessing for respectful Harvests .

Opinel is well know knife company from France , good quality stainless steel blades , foldable , easy to carry around and safe . A beautiful tool for gardening or for all sacred Harvests .
the size of the handle 4 inches and half , when unfold the knife is 8 and half inches long and well curved . Size 10.
The finish is totally organic , Mineral oil , essential oil , and bee wax only . It will require a certain maintenance , nourishing the wood with a bee wax sometimes is highly recommended .

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bodhran design project .

That's it , after a full week of work, it is the result to be painted on the 18 inches bodhran . It will have to wait for a week since I preparing a show this week for the pagan Pride Day of OKC , which will take place in Norman . I might check out some printer to do nice prints of that design , very soon. :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wild Woman spirit

I recently went to the woods near a lake that, for once, here in Oklahoma , is really well managed ! Two simples rules apply to it , no house on the shore , no boat's anchorage . Then this lake is WILD, surrounded by wooded hills , it is gorgeous!

A little while before I went there, the wild woman spirit came around me, she poked at me ! I carved a pruning knife cause of her and when I got back from the woods , I worked immediately at a new Drum design with a strong intent to honour Her.

When she comes, it often means that ... Some changes are coming my way ...

Here is the Knife :

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and some pics of the Drum's design , work in progress ...

I work first on paper to be able to explore more colours and shapes .. I sometimes do few versions of one design before I get to the best one for the drum. A lot of work ahead , but so much fun too ! :)
This "leafs" design is inspired by a ceramic piece from the 4th century BC , discovered in St Pol de Leon, Brittany, I was born not very far from there ! ! ;) ...

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Ancestor" Pruning knife

I called it Ancestor , because it really brought me back to a very ancient connection far in time to our Celtic Ancestors. The carving of this style and the volumes into it is a bit different that what I normally do. Recently I have been strongly attracted to ancient celtic design , call "La Tene "style with an unbelievable sense of satisfaction ! the expression of this style , unfortunately not really known today , as CELTIC , is for me the root of my celtic sensibility, so dear to my path as a artisan.
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