[Banksia seed pod ink, banksia pod charcoal, green earth, Australian ochres, Tasmanian rosewood, malachite, eucalyptus gall and wattle ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


From an Old Man banksia in the neighbourhood, for the ink, I adapted a recipe for Walnut ink and found I could extract colour from the seed pods rather than the flowers. Likewise when calcined, following a 15th century method, the pods made a hard but usable black pigment. 


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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