Locust Bean

[Locust bean gum, Egyptian blue, ground malachite, tree bark ink, clove oil, Australian red ochre, pine and walnut ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


Locust bean gum which is extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, was used by ancient Egyptians as a starch or thickening agent for making paint. Nowadays it is found in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products as a stabilizer or thickener as in the case of toothpaste.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Locust Bean