Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Preserves


"Copper Paint Manufactory" on left:
  copper leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate,
preserved in wax from melted candled ends 
in 3", 3oz jars.  copyright clarke 2012
gloucester ma


"LePages Mucilage" on right: 
aluminum leaf, fish scales, styrofoam particulate,
preserved in wax from melted candled ends 
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

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