Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Large Rubbing by Cameron Kelly

The rubbings were made from the cross-section of a Eucalyptus tree on site at the residency. Salvaged gold heat transfer foil was re-purposed for creating the rubbings. The foil was originally used for laser printing wine labels. The rubbing technique is used as a passive mark to document the natural marks of the tree while constructing an image independent of it source. I see this as a way to record the existence, growth and deterioration of the tree, as well as create a new visual for the viewer to engage with.

Violet, 2008, 78x108”, gold heat transfer foil rubbed/ hand transferred on paper

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