Thursday, May 27, 2010

More Skin

We are now ready to get back to the business of printmaking - almost.  My last contribution to the skin show is a handmade paper piece.  The skins, aka peelings, from onions, carrots and broccoli have been boiled beyond recognition with a little caustic agent and at the end of the process, a buffering agent to make it Ph neutral. Only a few sheets were made and one was carefully draped over my hand to form somewhat of a casting - albeit a speed record in the casting process.  The color was not anticipated, but is very pleasant and works well with the title: Skin.

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