This work forms part of the Tondo series. It is an original ink painting on Chinese mulberry paper mounted with rice starch paste to Fabriano cartridge stretched on board. The work has then been gilded with copper leaf before being resin glazed. Floating hang, with a simple two screw hanging system.
As a mark maker, Rod McIntosh lies within a tradition of drawing and recording his experience of the world, his travels, relationships and sense of self. McIntosh’s process and methods developed as rules that slowly became a habit or creative ritual. His desire to maintain a strong integrity within his work directed him to learn the recipes for gesso where he found the physical, tactile, step-by-step method reassuring – it was a nod to his “maker” roots as he felt he could truly construct his works. Continued research into the history of mark-making pointed to an honesty that he chose to draw with. The pigments became purer: Indian or Chinese ink (that he often grind ...
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