Gilded votive - Encre noire
Fabien Barbera works gold leaf in his lovely studio in Paris. In order to combine his taste for decoration and for gold leaf, he creates these handmade votive.
Playing with the transparency of gold, these Parisian decorative creations adapt to any interior. Once placed lighted candle in the votive, gold acquires its magical dimension. The bluish flame reveals all the vibrations of gold.
He uses the glass gilding technique of the « verre églomisé ». A technique that Fabien Barbera knows perfectly, as he's been restoring gilt wood for more than ten years. Decorations are hand-painted inside the glass, and then imprisoned by the gold leaf. (22 carat gold). Every votive is painted by Fabien in his parisian workshop.
4 2/3 x 3 2/3 in
11 cm x 8.5 cm