Size: each 76 x 24 x 4 cm
Material/Technique: Methylcellulose, Acrylic Polymer medium, Ox gall, Glass enamels, white painted wooden mounting,
Old trades and knowledge can be lost over time as a once valued and necessary craft has lost its importance due to progress and our constant need to improve. raising the question of what value is and how it is defined.
Marbled paper is an ancient technique originated in Asia. It spread throughout Arabia and Europe and developed into an exclusive craft that produced unique monotypes for bookbinding and covers. With the industrial revolution it has lost its value and market. The craft of marbling however has to be learned and practiced to acquire the skills. Marbled paper was essentially a raw material. By transforming it onto another material I have tried to liberate it from its purpose to give it an individual identity on its own. It has transformed from being a material into an object asking the question if its value can be change again.