Denim Project - Rust and crysltalised salt.
Exploring and experimenting with rust as a medium for mark making against denim. The rusted orange marks are representative of the coloured stitching used on denim jeans. Each piece produces its own unique and unpredictable composition as it dries. The process begins with submerging fabric in salt water and vinegar, an aid to corrode the metals faster. A selection of found metal objects is then placed on top and the mixture is left until completely evaporated. As the metals corrode a murky orange mark is left against the fabric, broken up by the crisp white of the salt which becomes crystallised during the evaporation process. On this small, fragile scale the appearance of rust is changed and becomes precious and delicate.
Exhibited at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester