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The Essentialists Exhibition: Julia Kota

Artwork Gallery

Colourful marble texture with small flower pieces on paper
Colourful marble texture with small flower pieces on paper
Colourful marble texture with small flower pieces on paper
Colourful marble texture with small flower pieces on paper

Artist Statement

Artist Name: Julia Kota

Title: Block Marble, Simple Marble, Heavy Marble, and Big Leaf

Medium: Botanical inks and charcoal on recycled paper

Size/Dimension: 32 x 11 inches

Year: 2020

 

Artist Statement:

In this series of paintings I experiment with making my own ink pigments from natural sources, and print-making with foraged pinecones, leaves, and flowers from Taylor Creek Park in Toronto. I was growing increasingly aware of the fact that acrylic paint and oil paint become waste as these materials are not biodegradable. I wanted to use pigment sourced from nature that would be biodegradable. My canvas is recycled paper, with bits of leaves and flowers. I made a blueberry ink (purple and blue colour) , an avocado pit ink (pink/blush colour), and a carbon black ink.