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Time Study.

January 15, 2014

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Coming along slowly….

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The New Years new work…..

January 4, 2014

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I’m about half way through a new work. I’ve been working steadily a few hours a day. I’ve yet to decide how to present the finished work, which often seems to happen to me…..

Here’s progress so far:

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Today’s explorations.

December 3, 2013

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I am investigating the use of verdigris on paper. Ancient manuscripts used verdigris for colouring illuminations. These papers are stained with tea first, and then with verdigris. I know that verdigris will continue to degrade the paper (as with rust). We will see. I have coated these with wax which may inhibit degradation.

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My other investigation this week was the effect of coloured wax on paint colour cards. Lots of potential there for combinations of colour. The cards are from Reverse Garbage in Marrickville.

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New Work

July 4, 2013

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Two new works that grew out of my experiments with monotype. This time I have used rusted paper, combining accidental and deliberative marks.

Latest….

February 2, 2013

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Latest....

Latest….

Rust

January 31, 2013

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I’m loving this process.

More rust………

January 24, 2013

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Rust and steel

Rust and steel

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I’m wondering whether anyone out there knows whether these prints will retain their colour?  I’m happy for them to degrade over time, but I would love it if the subtle and beautiful range of colours endures.

New prints

January 20, 2013

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Rust

Rust

Rust 2

Rust 2



Wabi Sabi

January 16, 2013

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Wabi Sabi.  Tea, rust on Japanese paper.

Wabi Sabi. Tea, rust on Japanese paper.

I discovered some references to Wabi Sabi recently. The term seems to convey things that I am interested in expresssing in my work.

Wabi-sabi  represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Read about it here.

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

Rust and Tea. Monotype on Japanese Paper

Rust and Tea. Monotype on Japanese Paper

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