Box of Mercury

Assemblage, 16.5x16.5x15cm.

Date3 September 2020

One of 7 planet-themed boxes that were made as groundwork and practice for this collection. They draw both on my work with cosmology and on my study of Abbasid-era art materials, Inks & Paints of the Middle-East. The latter book was included with the boxes and contained the clues for deciphering the contents. One piece of information: Mercury is associated with composite colours and ink made of lac, orpiment and verdigris.



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