Monotypes | 2019

PAU-BRASIL

01

“EXTINCT COLORS: EX-PAINTS. FORMER PAINTS EXTINCT FOR COLOR..."

 Looking for the heady red color to “cover himself of beauty”, Man turned to be predator of Brazil wood (Caesalpinia echinata) by extracting color from its heartwood. Predatory instinct. Extinguished the color.

Discarded branches of Pau-Brasil (Caesalpinia echinata), resulting from urban pruning, were used to carry out the compositions in this series. Technically, several treatments were applied to gift papers that served as a “matrix base” to transfer the inks to the delicate and fragile leaves of Pau-Brasil, preserving their formal integrity and incorporating textures into the printed works.