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    Rui.Roda, esli24, rainer ReBohusch, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Hans-Werner Guth 33 months ago | reply

      that's wonderful!

    2. Rui.Roda 33 months ago | reply

      This is really beautiful, Eric!!

    3. EricGjerde 33 months ago | reply

      it got rather damaged, but it was a test piece, so we weren't focusing on keeping it 100% intact. more about process testing than anything.

    4. esli24 33 months ago | reply

      That looks really great!!

    5. Kota Hiratsuka 33 months ago | reply

      how long hours were you spend folding!?

      great art

    6. Philogami 33 months ago | reply

      I agree with everybody!!! Great!

    7. YIP2 33 months ago | reply

      Very nice image.
      Love it.

    8. EricGjerde 33 months ago | reply

      This is part of a larger piece- the folding only took about a day, but the gesso application took a few days to complete.

      the finished piece is about 1m x 60cm.

    9. Rui.Roda 33 months ago | reply

      When I made my comment there wasn't a title yet. Is the gesso what I think it is (a white powder that is solved with water)? :)

    10. EricGjerde 33 months ago | reply

      Yes, it's the traditional Gesso, used to prepare canvas for painting.

      However it's actually chalk or minerals mixed into a glue made from animal skins, usually called "rabbit-skin glue" in English. We mixed up a batch of this traditional material to prepare canvases for an upcoming show in November.

      As there was quite a bit of extra gesso, we tried applying it to paper to see what would happen... it was pretty interesting!

    11. Rui.Roda 33 months ago | reply

      Yes, it's quite interesting. Specially because all the creases remain quite sharp and I may imagine that live the paper surely have a different appearence, consistency, weight of the usual.

    12. LydiaDiard paperfolledingue 33 months ago | reply

      Wooow!!! Perfect and so beautiful!!!

    13. Joe Hanson's Origami Page 33 months ago | reply

      Geso in Japanese means squid tentacle, LOL

    14. oschene 33 months ago | reply

      Oh, the wee bunny....still, the effect is most excellent.

    15. EricGjerde 33 months ago | reply

      The bunny was long dead, Philip. The French eat a tremendous amount of lapin so there's no shortage of rabbit skin and whatnot around; might as well make use of it.

      We also did some experiments dunking 3D pieces into the gesso, which gets an amazing finish- so beautiful... but also very difficult because you need a vat large enough, while trying to keep the glue (because gesso is glue, after all) from drying and setting. this ended up being trickier than we imagined. I think though it's an idea we'll revisit with more time/space to explore; when you make gesso it doesn't last very long so you kind of have to use it all up in a day or else it's wasted.

      I still prefer our plaster casting to this, in terms of beautiful results, but this was pretty fun too.

    16. oschene 33 months ago | reply

      The only gesso I know is the goopy acrylic stuff they sell at the art store -- I'm guessing that doesn't dry stiff enough?

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