Trace Willans' Profile

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Come visit me here http://soewnearth.blogspot.com/

I am interested in the wholeness of living not in the individual parts, and as such I believe my arts practice should as much as possible reflect this belief. It was with this in mind that I began my search for media that would reflect my ideals, ones that would not compromise my personal sense of integrity. I continually search for more organic, sustainable media with a low environmental impact. So far the media I have found to use are soy (made myself from dried soya beans) & cow’s (casein) milk paint and earth pigments; a mixture of beeswax, pure gum turpentine and pigment; beeswax and dammar resin used hot as encaustic medium; xanthorrhea resin dissolved in methylated spirits; charcoal; starch resist; and natural dyes for which I collect the raw materials myself. I am looking at ways to use as little in the way of chemical mordants in my…

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  • Born on July 14
  • Joined December 7, 2009

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All things natural and recycled, intermingled with a love of books

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About

Come visit me here http://soewnearth.blogspot.com/

I am interested in the wholeness of living not in the individual parts, and as such I believe my arts practice should as much as possible reflect this belief. It was with this in mind that I began my search for media that would reflect my ideals, ones that would not compromise my personal sense of integrity. I continually search for more organic, sustainable media with a low environmental impact. So far the media I have found to use are soy (made myself from dried soya beans) & cow’s (casein) milk paint and earth pigments; a mixture of beeswax, pure gum turpentine and pigment; beeswax and dammar resin used hot as encaustic medium; xanthorrhea resin dissolved in methylated spirits; charcoal; starch resist; and natural dyes for which I collect the raw materials myself. I am looking at ways to use as little in the way of chemical mordants in my dye practice as advocated by artist India Flint who first alerted me to the adverse environmental effects of this area of natural dyeing. I will also eventually replace the earth pigments with reduced natural dyes.


I am interested in exploring mixed media works utilizing a range of art materials with a
view to their sustainability and low environmental impact, through a series of experiments with
traditional mediums such as casein, egg, starch resists, natural dyes and earth pigments.

Come visit me here http://soewnearth.blogspot.com/

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