This is a continued exploration of the grid as device and clay as a medium and entropic process.
I have been interested in watercolour paper as a luminous & transparent support for colour so i began by cutting out 100 squares of 10cmx10cm and using collage medium, glued them onto a prepared stretch canvas (over board). This set up the grid in a more physical 3D sense.
I then repeated a process of making a box to mold the block of clay which would be sliced into thin tablets to go onto the squares. i made the block mold to produce tablets which would be 8cm square thus allowing space around each panel for colour and the process of leeching & transference around the clay and watercolour paper.
After setting up this arrangement and selecting the colour washes for the initial layer it now needs to rest & dry. The clay will loose a percentage of moisture which exposes new surface and space for future colouring.
These images show the watercolour squares and the clay tablets being laid on, the box etc and finally the initial colouration