Liber Vitae Meritorum VI

St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

19.7” x 27.5”, 50 x 70 cm

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

 

This work was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.

 

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

 artwork in detail 

 

 
The Scribe
A quote by an 8th century scribe
 

25”x 19”

Gouache and 23k gold leaf on Arches Watercolor Hot Press.

 

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 little 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

St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

19.7” x 27.5”, 50 x 70 cm
Ink and 23K gold leaf on paper.

 

This triptych was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.

 

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum III

St. Hildegard von Bingen


15.7” x 19.7”, 40 x 50 cm
Gouache and 23K gold leaf on paper.

This work was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum I

St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

Triptych: 

Each piece is 15.7” x 19.7”, 40 x 50 cm.

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

This work was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.

 

 

Liber Vitae Meritorum IV

St. Hildegard von Bingen


11.4” x 15.7”, 29 x 40 cm

Ink and 23K gold leaf on paper.

 

This work was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.
 

 

 

"Dante's Prayer"

Manuscript Book

5”x 10”, 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 library'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"

Text: historic


16.5” x 33”, 41.9 x 83.8 cm
Ink on parchment, linen thread, red cover paper.

 

"This Shoo Tall Pass"

Text: my overtired husband wanted to say "This too shall pass", after a sleepless night with our newborn


11" x 17", 28 x 43.2 cm
Gouache and 23K gold leaf on Arches Cover Black paper.

 

(see the full work process here)

Liber Vitae Meritorum V

Text: St. Hildegard von Bingen

 

9.7” x 27.5”, 50 x 70 cm
Ink and 23K gold leaf on paper


This work was part of the exhibition “Virtus et Vitium”, in honor of the canonization of St. Hildegard von Bingen.

 

"There Are Days"

Text: by client

 

15" x 20", 28 x 50 cm
Gouache and ink on elephant hide paper.

 

The text is private, therefore no full view can be shown on this webiste. 

"Algorhythms"

Text: Philipp Christophel


22” x 33”, 56 x 76 cm 

Ink, graphite and watercolor on watercolor paper. 

 

"Autumn Day"

Text: Rainer Maria Rilke

22” x 33”, 56 x 76 cm
Ink, watercolor and golden gouache on watercolor paper.
 
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