[Portulaca sap, golden wattle ink, ground malachite, ochres, finger lime extract, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]
Like the epiphytic orchid, the sap of certain portulaca plants has been used by Indigenous artists as a paint medium. A recent scientific study shows that the sap has the same properties as binding mediums used in western art and I found it similar to aloe in texture and application.
A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame
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