Cluster 003

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A new series of marbled compositions. Minimal clusters of color forms a central body fragment that aims to explore and synthesize the essence of the enigmatic complexity of the marbled papers patterns.
Elemental organic shapes that originates from interaction of fluid dynamics and chemical reactions, are captured from liquid surface in a sheet of paper using same techniques, tools and some of the materials used in the production of the early marbled papers, during the last centuries.
The paper is Arches Watercolor, hot pressed, 100% cotton, 300 gsm / Size of paper is 76 x 76 cm / Size of marbled composition varies from 23 to 30 cm diameter / Signed, titled and dated on the backside.

Cluster #003: Carbon black, a shade of red oxide and a tone of Naples yellow first. French Shell spots made with carbon black on top and tiger eyes to complete. Note the tiger eyes are with its 'iris' big, this happens because of strong surface tension that holds the paint from spreading. The fix is to add more surfactant to the tiger eye paint, so it will spread more easily.