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A life-size portrait of a beautiful hand-stitched traycloth. I made this at a time when I needed distraction and my mind taking off worries that would not go away, and I came to an understanding that the person who made the original textile may well have been in the same situation.

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

in absentia series, found in bromyard (2012)


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This artwork is sold by jane tudge from United Kingdom

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