Friday, 15 October 2010

rust prints

Leaving a wire sculpture in salty sea water for a few days brings on a great coat of rust. Rust, iron oxide, is a stable pigment which can be used to create prints. Here I have pressed heavy paper under my rusted horse jaw wire.

I think this should be able to be used on ceramics - maybe worth trying pressing the rusty and damp wire onto a freshly glazed tile OR rolling the rusty and damp wire into fresh clay to make a tile with an impression and a stain?

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