[Fresh organic turmeric root, dried organic turmeric powder, passionfruit ink, clove oil, venetian red ochre, green earth, pine ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]
Turmeric has been used as a vibrant yellow fabric dye for centuries. Once introduced to Europe, if other yellow pigments were scarce, artists would take un-mordanted ‘clothlets’ of the fabric and soak in water or egg white to extract the dye before mixing with tempera for painting.
A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame
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