COLORI VIVI - COPPER OXIDE
Wall tapestry, screen printed by the artist.
Materials: Handmade inks from Copper Oxide, and Oak Galls on Organic Cotton.
Size: 30 x 42 cm
Artwork copies: 1/1
This work is part of the project "Color is Alive” by Greta D. Facchinato. In 2021, she started to research how to extract color from nature in order to realize ink. The world of natural color is endless and attached to antique traditions and knowledge which have been substituted by the advance of chemical colors. Learning what to forage from our landscape in order to make color from it teaches us to slow down and to reconnect with our land. Through this body of work, the artist invites us to look at colors as a series of living bodies, not meant to be here forever. Her reflection aims to challenge the idea of art conservation and the concept of artwork as an eternal one.
Research made possible by Gemeente DenHaag in collaboration with Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag.