Diagonals

“Ah, Breval, la Diagonale, c’est le Diable” Richard-Paul Lohse (1) told me one day (Ah, Breval, the Diagonal, it’s the Devil). I can still remember it was in July 1979 in Austria… I can’t remember what he meant but at least I guessed this damned diagonal might have been giving him a lot of problems! From…

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Square in spite of themselves

With Carrés malgré eux – “Squares in spite of themselves”, the rule is how to make objects, shapes, materials fit to a square. Depending on their nature: paper, wood, canvas, metal, strings… this is achieved through appropriate transformations such as folding, cutting, shrinking, crumpling, bending… Results may be aesthetic or ordinary, pretty or funny, sometimes amazing…

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Tribute to Money

Monet, Claude Monet, French artist, (Paris 1840 – Giverny 1926), one of the founders of Impressionism Making a banknote is firstly a matter of paper. It mustn’t be any kind of paper other than cotton, mixed with a sprinkle of different fibres and splashed under watermarks, threads, plastic windows, metallic elements, laser prints and holograms…

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Diagonals

“Ah, Breval, la Diagonale, c’est le Diable” Richard-Paul Lohse (1) told me one day (Ah, Breval, the Diagonal, it’s the Devil). I can still remember it was in July 1979 in Austria… I can’t remember what he meant but at least I guessed this damned diagonal might have been giving him a lot of problems! From…

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