I call these pieces earthWorks because, after folding the khadi paper, I buried it in the mud for some days and allowed the natural pigments to stain the distressed folds. There was also plenty of rubbing and pounding involved!
The finished pieces speak of many aspects of the Indian culture – including its pervasive hand-made crafts and the way everything is folded up for storage.
There are 9 works in this series; I will add more images as the works are documented.
640 x 510, with variations
Folding, burying and distressing paper, stitching, collage
Objets trouvés: mosquito gauze, cotton cords and tape, hemp and coconut twine,
old hand-embroidered and woven textile fragments, thorns, cowrie shells, powder pigments scraped from walls, Khadi papers, earth pigments, PVA glue
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