the experimental lab for art/design and biotechnology of KASK.
painting on rag paper
made using Colorlab bio pigments and
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© Maria Boto, Colorlab
María Boto is a scientific researcher at KASK/School of Arts
of University College Ghent, where she is responsible for
Laboratorium: the experimental lab for art/design and
biotechnology of KASK. Her main research interest is on the search
for alternative and sustainable coloring materials to be applied
in the fields of art and design. email
Abena Motaboli is a Southern African born educator,
visual artist, and writer based in Chicago.
Abena specializes on alternative pigments and paints.
painting on canvas
tea, coffee, Cochineal, and other natural
Olivia Petrides - natural forces in ink and paint
detail of 'Aurora XI',
ink and gouache on paper, 2009
Art from the Earth (’10 -’14)
This series began with the desire to continue to paint with oils, but without toxic solvents, toxic paints or unsustainable materials. This soon evolved into also finding my own earth pigments; incorporating ashes from our wood stove; adding creek sand, marble dust and granite dust into the paints; using local walnut oils and exploring sustainable surfaces. This then lead me into a deeper connection with our natural world as I left the studio and made a connection with these materials.