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081122 - Traces (continued) - explore entropy

Perhaps many of us has made "rubbing art" before? According to Britannica, this technique may have been used in China since the 2nd century AD when it was used to disseminate Confucian texts carved on large stones. Today we practised this skill by placing thin paper onto different objects. I particularly liked the idea of using a bottle (thanks to Susi's great idea!) - I wondered if you would still be able to tell that it is a bottle if I remove the original plastic bottle away...?

I also used tracing paper to rub my mug and made a 3D one out of it.

For the black iron object - I just found it in our studio and fell in love with it. Somehow it reminded me of the "Crown Jewels of England", the "Cross".

At the end of the day, we displayed our work together as a group show piece.

"The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve towards a state of inert uniformity" - Cornelia Parker - the artist I chose this week. I will need to come back in a few days time to check on the broken plasters I had left outside to observe the changes - watch this space! :)

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