Illuminated Manuscript: Friendship
AN IRISH PROVERB:
"May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty."
About the Artist:
The artist, Kevin Dillon’s work features the lost art of hand lettered Illuminated Manuscripts.
Kevin uses the same mediaeval techniques used by the Irish monks that decorated the, “Book of Kells”. Using mortal & pestle, Kevin crushes semi-precious stones, uses a goose quill pen and meticulously applies the calligraphy and color by hand to calf skin vellum. The final illumination is achieved using 24K gold leaf. To prints of his originals, the artist seals each with a stylized design of his initials and imprints them in a molten charred wax at the bottom. Each piece is unique piece of artwork to treasure for years to come. Each arrives double matted and the artist’s story on the back.
8" Wide x 10" High DoubleMatted and Artist sealed