M FOR MOLD

SERIES, 2003-05
MOLDY PAPER, GRAPHITE, OIL, HAIR, BURNT PAPER,
STAINS OF WELDER, GLUE, OLD FRAME
RETURN

Engravers not only demand neutral Ph printing paper but silk papers, blotting-paper and mounting-board frames too. But one patch of moisture renders it useless and suffices for it to be thrown away out of fear it will spread. This gave me the idea to recuperate these moldy and yellowed papers for use as supports for my experimentations. I choose damaged frames worn by time because they interact with my drawings. I try to spot correspondences and analogies between effects of time, virus propagation and the withering of human organs.