Excavating with layers, our first project:
We built up many layers of color in order to then "excavate" by using a variety of carving and printmaking tools. We cut and scraped and carved to expose different levels of layered wax. I also added lines of inlay in yellow and gray to make the pattern more interesting.
What is so different for me is not having a representational idea but rather to only focus on the qualities of the wax and the experience of simply exploring it.
Early stages of excavating -
There are only 4 of us in the workshop, seen below after the first day.
Tomorrow we will be using the "artifacts" that we created out of wax and I plan on posting once I learn and understand this next technique.