Selenite

“After being involved in commercial plaster wall work for a few years, I became sensitive to the quality of translucency that is inherent in limestones and rutles in Venitian plasters. I was also exploring the chemistry of Scagliola work. This technique was used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to create durable, thickerwall and floor surfaces which would resemble marble, in fact almost indistinguishable. That’s how I came to Selenite as it was used in Selenite Plaster. I used it as a pigment in acrylic resins.  Selenite or Lapis Specularis is a mysterious material, the only translucent gypsum originally from Crete.”

Selenite, plaster, resin on wood.  Santa Fe 2005.

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