Age Group: All Ages (seniors, adults, teens, kids)
Spring Valley Library
Room: Art Gallery
The Art of Ebru and Suminagashi
Author: Musheera Nagazi
The title of this exhibit translates to Painting on Water, refering to the process of marbling on paper and silk. The artist uses two different marbling techniques. one technique is Japanese Suminagashi, which is an ancient use of inks and is believed to be the oldest form of marbling, originally from China. Suminagashi literally means "ink-floating." The other technique she uses is a Turkish technique called Ebru. Inks and ox-gall is placed on the surface of the water and then the paper is placed on top of the surface of the water. This is called a bath. The western marbling from Turkey started to be used around 1540. Ms. Nagazi combines both traditional techniques and creates a modern and contemporary style all her own.
Reception: 2/7/2013 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.