Snail

Paint made with featured ingredient: Genuine snail slime

[Garden snail slime, peach gum, silver mica, calendula ink, clover ink, Australian ochres, green earth, pomegranate ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]

 

Snail slime has surprisingly strong adhesive qualities. There are tempera recipes that involve holding a snail to a flame causing the snail to desperately try to escape by secreting extra slime. However, for this work, I left a porcelain palette in the garden overnight and the snails kindly obliged by leaving trails of silver, criss crossing the palette, which I then mixed into the paint.

 

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Snail

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