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La Surprise de Vivre II

Catherine Gillet

“The Surprise of Living II” is the second in a series of two original signed engravings by Catherine Gillet. The intense abstract engraving is a transcendent moment, pulling the viewer upwards towards a higher realm of awareness. A living being, plant or animal, delicately rises, taking flight. Read more

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After the solidity and earthiness of the first engraving in this series, this second one completes the first: vegetable as opposed to mineral. The engraving vibrates with emotion as each image is composed of thousands of tiny lines, finely incised, one by one, into the original copper plate. Catherine transcribes onto copper the extreme fragility of life.

Catherine begins her artistic creation by painting the plates with gouache and pastels, using her hands and arms to form the shape of her thoughts. Then the engraving work begins, a slow precise effort, an enigma she must solve, digging line after line onto the copper plates, transposing her sensations and emotions without betraying them.

20 numbered copies, signed by the artist

Why we love this: The two engravings in this series may be displayed independently or as a pair.

Created in: Muzy, France

Materials & techniques: Intaglio print, burin engraving on a copper plate, ink on paper

Dimensions: W x H / 19.5" x 25.5" / 49.5 cm x 64.5 cm (Image 14" x 17.5" / 35.5 cm x 44.5 cm)

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Reference code: CGILLSV2

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Catherine Gillet

Engraver , Muzy, France

It all starts with fragments, scars, secret folds, invisible and indelible memories. Catherine Gillet’s engravings undertake to transcribe these traces of life. In her works, light and shadow seek each other, talk to each other. Her preferred technique, hand-engraving with a burin on copper plates, dates back to the Middle...

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