The sad and agitated times of this beginning of the year prompted the author to engrave an emblematic scene (the title is an oxymoron to enhance its expressive power). In a lush (and static) plant environment, these four characters converse amicably. This meeting seems to enjoy an inner peace: "side by side they remained calm and somehow happy" (Colette). Without external interference and in a place where no sound is perceptible, men seem to be in a state of grace.
Copper 167 mm x 183 mm (base x height), 2022
Etching on Sicars paper, umber / black Luxe Charbonnel ink; sheet size 350 mm x 500 mm. Printed by the author on a Bendini star press.
Limited edition of 30 copies numbered 1 / 30– 30/30.