Muslin over rusted metal with masking.
|Phoebe Cummings, Flora, Unfired Clay|
Part of Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design at M.A.D.
(lots of great work in this show)
|Stephanie Metz, Damask Crow (detail), wool through paper using a felting needle|
|Stephanie Metz, Avicular #7, needle felted wool and hair|
|Dye Samples. From left to right: no mordant, alum, iron, copper.|
From Top to Bottom: Onion, Brazilwood, Turmeric, Blackberry.
|Turmeric with no mordant sample before fading experiment began|
|Turmeric with no mordant after one week of direct sunlight exposure|
|Brazilwood with no mordant after one week of direct sunlight exposure|
(bad matchup of synthetic dye to natural dye)
I'm not too surprised that the unmordanted colors showed the most fading first. I was expecting the blackberry to be less fade resistant than the brazilwood, but its hardly faded at all. Perhaps because it produced such an unsaturated color to begin with. I'm going to keep checking on the fading every week or so and will update the progress as I go.