[Mulloway swim bladder*, clove oil, orange oil, ground malachite, ground lapis lazuli, silver mica, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


Before the 1950s glues were made from animal products, mostly bones and skins. Isinglass was made from the swim bladders of large fish, and if eggs were scarce artists used the fish glue which dries clear, however tending to be brittle it would be tempered with other ingredients.

*Locally caught.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

*Postage includes tracking number