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Formations IV
Formations IV

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Formations IV
Formations IV

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Formations IV
Formations IV

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Formations  IV

Text: Julia Silbermann


45 x 60 cm

Graphite, watercolor and gouache on paper, 

2021

Formations V
Formations V

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Formations V
Formations V

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Formations V
Formations V

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Formations V
Formations V

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Formations  V

Text: Julia Silbermann


50 x 65 cm

Graphite on paper, 2021.

Formations II
Formations II

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Formations II
Formations II

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Formations II
Formations II

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Formations II

Text: Julia Silbermann


50 x 60 cm

Gouache on handmade paper, 2021.

Creek's Mirror (Ice)
Creek's Mirror (Ice)

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Creek's Mirror (Ice)
Creek's Mirror (Ice)

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Creek's Mirror (Ice)
Creek's Mirror (Ice)

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Creek's Mirror (Ice)

Text: Julia Silbermann


30 x 30 cm

Dry embossing on paper, 2021.

Oblivion
Oblivion

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Oblivion
Oblivion

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Oblivion
Oblivion

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Oblivion I

Text: Julia Silbermann


24 x 30 cm

Gouache on paper, 2021.

Creek's Mirror (Melting)
Creek's Mirror (Melting)

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Creek's Mirror (Melting)
Creek's Mirror (Melting)

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Creek's Mirror (Melting)

Text: Julia Silbermann


30 x 30 cm

Watercolor on paper, 2021.

Clarity
Clarity

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Clarity
Clarity

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Clarity

Text: Julia Silbermann


40 x 50 cm

Watercolor on paper, 2021.

 
The Scribe
The Scribe

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The Scribe
The Scribe

Detail with initial and illustrations in upper border

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"The Scribe", Legend
"The Scribe", Legend

The Legend points out and describes the meaning of the 20 Illustrations, that are hidden in the two borders. (See close ups in the full artist statement.)

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The Scribe
The Scribe

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The Scribe
A quote by an 8th century scribe
 

50 x 70 cm

Gouache and 23k gold leaf on calf skin,2017.

 

I wanted this work to be a kind of homage to the ancient scribes and depicted many of their techniques and materials in the flourished borders that surround the writing. There are 20 small illustrations hidden in them, which I created a little legend for, so they are easier to find. 

The original Latin quote is written in Carolingian and gilded with 23K Patent gold. The English translation is written in pressurized Italic with gouache.
 

(read the full artist statement here)
(see the full work process here)

Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III
Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum II
Liber Vitae Meritorum II

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Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III
Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III
Liber Vitae Meritorum II-III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum II

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen

50 x 70 cm
Ink and 23K gold leaf on paper, 2012.

 

 

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum III
Liber Vitae Meritorum III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum III
Liber Vitae Meritorum III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum III
Liber Vitae Meritorum III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum III
Liber Vitae Meritorum III

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Liber Vitae Meritorum III

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen


40 x 50 cm
Gouache and 23K gold leaf on paper, 2012.


 

 

 
Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I
Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I

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Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I
Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I

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Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I
Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I

15.7” x 19.7”, 40 x 50 cm Ink, acrylic, walnut ink and 23K gold leaf on paper

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Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I
Liber Vitae Meritorum I-I

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Liber Vitae Meritorum I

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

Triptych: 

Each piece is 40 x 50 cm.

Ink, acrylic, walnut ink and 23K gold leaf on paper, 2012.

 

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum VI
Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

Detail with "lingua ignota"

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Liber Vitae Meritorum VI
Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

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Liber Vitae Meritorum VI
Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

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Liber Vitae Meritorum VI
Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

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Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

50 x 70 cm

Ink, watercolor, gouache and 23K gold leaf on paper, 2012.

The gilded lettering on green background uses an alphabet that was developed by St. Hildegard, called "lingua ignota". Its meaning has still not been deciphered yet.

 
Front Cover
Front Cover

Text: Dante’s Prayer Written by Loreena McKennitt  Published by Quinlan Road Music Limited From the Quinlan Road recording "The Book of Secrets" (P) 1997 Quinlan Road Limited www.loreenamckennitt.com

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Inside Front Cover
Inside Front Cover

Text: Dante’s Prayer Written by Loreena McKennitt  Published by Quinlan Road Music Limited From the Quinlan Road recording "The Book of Secrets" (P) 1997 Quinlan Road Limited www.loreenamckennitt.com

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Back Cover Closed
Back Cover Closed

Text: Dante’s Prayer Written by Loreena McKennitt  Published by Quinlan Road Music Limited From the Quinlan Road recording "The Book of Secrets" (P) 1997 Quinlan Road Limited www.loreenamckennitt.com

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Front Cover
Front Cover

Text: Dante’s Prayer Written by Loreena McKennitt  Published by Quinlan Road Music Limited From the Quinlan Road recording "The Book of Secrets" (P) 1997 Quinlan Road Limited www.loreenamckennitt.com

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"Dante's Prayer"

Manuscript Book

12.7 x 25.4 cm

Black Sumi stick ink, Frankfurt Paper, Bookbinding Materials.

The manuscript book "Dante's prayer" was awarded with the Chicago Newberry Library Purchase Prize in March 2015 and can now be seen in the Newberry's permanent collection.

 

(Read the full artist statement here)

Text: Dante’s Prayer

Written by Loreena McKennitt 

Published by Quinlan Road Music Limited

From the Quinlan Road recording

"The Book of Secrets"

(P) 1997 Quinlan Road Limited

www.loreenamckennitt.com

 

 

The Hildebrandslied
The Hildebrandslied

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The Hildebrandslied
The Hildebrandslied

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The Hildebrandslied
The Hildebrandslied

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The Hildebrandslied
The Hildebrandslied

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"The Hildebrandslied"

Text: historic


42 x 84 cm
Ink on sheep parchment, linen thread, red cover paper, 2010.

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum V
Liber Vitae Meritorum V

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Liber Vitae Meritorum V
Liber Vitae Meritorum V

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Liber Vitae Meritorum V
Liber Vitae Meritorum V

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Liber Vitae Meritorum V
Liber Vitae Meritorum V

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Liber Vitae Meritorum V

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

50 x 70 cm
Ink and 23K gold leaf on paper, 2012.


 

"Autumn Day"
"Autumn Day"

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"Autumn Day"
"Autumn Day"

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"Autumn Day"
"Autumn Day"

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"Autumn Day"
"Autumn Day"

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"Autumn Day"

Text: Rainer Maria Rilke

 45 x 60 cm
Ink, watercolor andgouache on paper. 2012

 

"Algorythms"
"Algorythms"

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"Algorythms"
"Algorythms"

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"Algorythms"
"Algorythms"

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"Algorythms"
"Algorythms"

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"Algorhythms"

Text: Philipp Christophel

 

56 x 76 cm 

Ink, graphite and watercolor paper, 2010.