Preserves, by Deb Clarke

from deb clarke;

Preserves

 
“Copper Paint Manufactory” on left:  petroluem based
wax, copper leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate sealed
in 3″, 3oz jars.  copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma
 
 
“LePages Mucilage” on right: petroluem based
wax, aluminum leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate sealed
in 3″, 3oz jars.  copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma
 
 
the paint company is out of business.  part of the iconic building is demolished;
 building being rehabbed by the Ocean Alliance, a non-profit 
 
the glue company is out of business. the property is now occupied by 2 gated communities.
 
the prosperity/demise of both companies followed the tides of the Gloucester fishing industry.

the wax is from vigil candles collected from various candlight vigils, services etc held at or in association with the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist church.

the styrofoam particulate is from a styrofoam buoy for The Cape Ann Art Haven’s auction January 24th at Cruiseport, Gloucester.

jars:  purchased at Ace Hardware, Gloucester Crossing, Gloucester MA

About Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Paints and Photographs scenes of Gloucester, Massachusetts Waterfront and Cape Ann. http://capeannpainter.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to Preserves, by Deb Clarke

  1. Jenn Cullen says:

    Way Cool!

  2. Linda Colman says:

    Impressive conceptual work.

  3. debclarke says:

    Wow! I didn’t know this got posted! awesome. I have more preserves in the works. will be making up labels and sealing the jars with wax.

    and i have one 3oz jar that i am filling with salmon scales. they are so beautiful. a friend told me that fish scales used to be ground up and added to women’s eye shadow to add some shine to the eyelid.

    i really wondered if anyone would ‘get’ these. so please that Jenn and Linda do!

    thank you for sharing this Paul!

    best,
    deb

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