Human: Milk

[Fresh breast milk, rose petal ink, iris flower ink, lily ink, calendula and camelia ink, barite white, 24k gold leaf, pomegranate ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


This tempera recipe goes back to the Mediaeval period when artists were using materials that were close to hand. One can only imagine that as the artist was preparing a paint, not having the pre-requisite cow or goat’s milk, he turned to his nursing wife and the rest is history.

*the artwork was returned to the generous baby who shared the milk in the name of science, a keepsake for now and for ever.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

*Postage includes tracking number

Human: Milk