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This wood engraving illustration comes from the book entitled Quarles' Emblems that was illustrated by Henry Rogers and Chalres Bennett. There is little information available on both artists. A snake is coiled around a large stylized heart and holds an apple in its mouth. Below the picture two separate scrolls bear the inscription Totus mundus in maligno/Mali ligno positus est, which stands for Totus mundus in maligno positus est (The whole world is established inside the Devil).
Tags: animals, animal, sin, illustration, vintage
from the series "Withered trees", oil and pencil on paper. 48 x 32 cm. The structure of a tree is simple and curious: some ramifications in the air to catch the light, some branching underground to pick up the food. But branches and roots are similar: both are developed linearly, until at a certain point, following an algorithm written in the genetic code of the plant, they split, bifurcate, or are tripled, growing in space with a progress which will be sensitive to obstacles of soil or climatic conditions of the place. The drawing of the bare branches and of the roots, flattened by the simplicity of a pattern in pencil, creates an embroidery, an imaginary warping which can be generated countless times, always different.
Tags: warping, embroidery, leafless, pencil, branching