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Carborundum on Ingres Fabriano paper, Japanese handmade thin paper collage, wrapping paper
65 * 55cm
unique work




The work carried out is the memory of a journey made about twenty years ago to the Terracotta Army in the city of Xi’an in China.
It is a symbolic army, destined to serve the first Chinese emperor Qun Shi Huang in the afterlife.

Carborundum is the trade name for an artificial abrasive, used with water resistant glues. It is a direct procedure that gives particularly pictorial results. The first to use this technique was Henry Goetz (1909-1989). It was also used by J. Mirò and other artists of the Goetz Academy in Paris.