Residencies / 2016-2022 > Monson Arts / Monson, ME / 2021

Anna May Wong 1905-1961
Anna May Wong 1905-1961
Prismacolor Pencil over Homemade Turmeric Ink
11" x 11"

Turmeric produces an unrivaled yellow ink, luminous and seductive as liquid sunshine, but the pigment is fugitive: over time, when exposed to environmental conditions the color may change, lighten or even almost disappear. I chose six luminous, but largely forgotten, American women to overlay the pigment with lightfast pencil drawings. As the color fades the drawings become more pronounced.

I fixed the fugitive transience of these drawings in a zine.
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