Friday 27 February 2009

Sans Eyes, Avec Serif

I mentioned that my art project is taking a Shakespearean turn. To be precise, I'm trying to incorporate the "seven ages of man", from Jaques' monologue in "As You Like It". In the studio today I spent several hours measuring lines and writing the passage out in ink, in what I hoped would be a characterful script. Many were the yelps of frustration at irredeemable fluffs but the finished page is not without charm. As with life-drawing, the pursuit of calligraphic perfection demands many hours.

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