…more play with the scanner…
January 12, 2014 in Found Objects, Photoworks by Marja-Leena
Paper is my guess because I can’t see any threads. Although…..it looks like unearthed cloth belonging into a shrine.
Ellena, yes, it is paper, tissue to be exact. I found it in my washing machine, all dried up into this shape from the last wash a week earlier. I found it fascinating as it reminded me of cloth so much. The scanner is so wonderful in how it captures those fine wrinkles, twists and folds. Yes, shrine-like too, as you say.
By revealing what this ‘object’ is, I’m sure that it loses its magical air!
I recall seeing a show in France, a ‘Theatre of Objects’, in which objects are used, like puppets, to enact scenes. As the show progressed it became more and more macabre. In the show they used shredded plastic to mimic wedding garments of a woman who was either murdered by her husband, or psychologically destroyed. Your pictures, particularly the first one, reminds me of her.
I don’t know whether it’s cloth or paper. I think I’m feeling depressed now. Going to bed.
Tom, that show sounds fascinating. I’m only sorry my images made you think of the macabre and thus feel depressed. Just think of the beauty and you will feel better, I hope!
Funny what Tom said because I immediately thought it an article belonging to Miss Havisham…
Marly, I thought of you too and your dear Miss Havisham!
Ah, I am predictable!
Considering the fact the best paper is made of fabric fibres it’s no wonder there’d be some confusion regarding the essential nature of this material.
I used to use regular tissues to draw extra water from my paint filled brushes, but a few years ago they changed whatever process they used to use and now the tissues are less absorbent. These days I use strips of paper towels.
Susan, good point about fabric-fibre papers, thanks. And that’s interesting about less absorbent tissues… would they have been the ‘green’ kind made of recycled paper, like this one?
No, the green ones still work fine; it’s the commercial brands that are different. Unfortunately, it’s not quite so easy to find the others here.
Oh, how interesting. Does make you wonder what chemicals are in the non-green tissues.
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