19 October 2011

Silver Birch


Material experiment: 
I was rolling an ingot of silver, and soon discovered it to be full of air bubbles.
Usually this is rejected and would be recycled.
I decided to keep rolling it out anyways to see what would happen...
As you keep flattening it out, the bubbles get squashed too, and become lamina (layers).
Then they split and lift.
Then it kind of looked like birch bark, all wrinkly white with black striations.
Interesting.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!
    I must say, I am really enjoying your blog. Very charming.
    This piece is amazing. A real reward for following through with process.
    The inspiration of mindfulness and present awareness.
    Anyway, thank you for the blog. I'll keep enjoying.

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