Artist's description:

A life-size portrait of a hand stitched tablecloth, made by laying down melted white wax onto the picture surface and sculpting it by cutting away all the negative spaces. Then burying it in black pigmented wax and excavating it through scraping/heating/ironing,dissolving. Then I did it all over again on top of the first image - to make it 'Double Exposure'.

It is part of a body of work called 'in absentia' and I hope to prompt the viewer to recall people they might know who used or made such a textile.

Wax combined with pigment (encaustic) is an ancient medium. (see the Fayum portraits made between 200 and 100 BC at The British Medium). It is long-lasting and durable. Just remember to avoid heat and direct sunlight and extreme cold. Dust by wiping with a lint free cloth.

Materials used:

beeswax, paraffin wax, graphite powder

double exposure (2012)


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This artwork is sold by jane tudge from United Kingdom

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