Human wax

[Ear wax (cerumen), ground crystals (amethyst, peridot, quartz, topaz), fresh-water pearl, opal, 24k gold, Australian ochres, green earth, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


Human earwax, which has lubricating and anti-bacterial properties, was added to paint mediums to pop the bubbles that formed when mixing. From the 1500s to the 1800s, It was used for miniature painting on ivory along with ground up semi-precious stones, crystals and gold leaf.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Human wax