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Using improvised materials
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- Subject: Using improvised materials
- From: Robyn Sassen <mephisto@GLOBAL.CO.ZA>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 23:27:35 +0000
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A query to all you learned subscribers out there - in particular
those who like experimenting.
I am currently working on a project which is at very fledgling
stages, but an idea came to me and I thought I may bounce it off this
group and see what happens. I am interested in using blood as a
medium in a book which I am making. Now, I know that this has been
done before in the Fine Arts, in variously blunt bold and obscene
ways, but I would like to try and push it as a medium, in terms of
subtlety and evocative impact, using it for its qualities rather than
just as a shock tactic.
It fits in quite beautifully with the subject matter that I am
playing with at the moment and the areas I would like to investigate
1 Colour - the way it will change when wet, when dry.
2 Olfactory quality
3 Speed of drying and the use of anti-coagulant
4 Coagulating quality - how it will dry on paper, on gelutong wood..
Any help, viewpoints or pointers would be much appreciated.