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Ada Lovelace - experiment

In this piece I was looking both at the structure of a computer and also the disintegrating health of Ada Lovelace.

She was a comuter pioneer and died at the age of 36 from cancer.

I have woven newspaper and painted calico and then stitched on top in a grid pattern.

I then used Transfer Medium to transfer an image of a silloutte of Ada on to the surface and then I coated this in PVA.

The whole piece was then cut back to form a grid.

A layer of gesso was then painted over the surface and watercolour pencils rubbed over the top.

When I analyzed this piece I decided that it could do with extensive work to make it more colourful, so I abandoned it and moved on to other samples. Looking at it again I think that if I had removed the phototransfer I could have easily retrived it.

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Taken on February 27, 2009