Another month gone by, time for an update on the Biodegradable Research Project! For the little painting time goes by and the process of degrading is showing more and more clearly. Where in the beginning of the process, only small flakes of paint were gone, slowly the whole painting seems to dissapear. The green surrounding the little burlap canvas is growing fast en here end there some brave roots are finding their way through the burlap. Little by little, day by day Nature is taking this piece of art back into her cicrle!
So it’s been a month already since I started this Reseacrh project by placing the painting in my garden. The purpose of the project is to register the biological degrading process of my art. Art which is in theory totally sustainable, circular, cradle-to-cradle and biodegradable… How this works practically demands further research, talking the talk now walking the walk! So I have been making photographs every day and the first signs of degradation are showing. On some spots, the layer of paint and gesso are dissolving, showing the bare burlap. The burlap itself doesn’t show any signs of degradation for now.
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