Making day  – 29/10/2016 – Using the pens I tried to create lines on thin layers of clay. They look a bit too controlled and I am not sure how they can be presented as one work. I will come back to this technique, but at this stage I think that the pens can have a better use with ink

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The crushed almonds’ hulls have been collected from sites where almonds are crushed to separate the hull from the almond crumb. By exploring the form of the almond I am examining the ideas of trade, exchange of products, exchange of ideas between nations, shipping routes, maritime maps/ the almond as a trading commodity since ancient times

Charcoal sketches/ interconnecting lines/ maritime trade routes

Shipwreck museum, Iron Age shipwreck, the Kyrenia Ship, dated 300 BC, interior view of Kyrenia Castle, Girne, northern Cyprus (2010) / images from http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-shipwreck-museum-iron-age-shipwreck-the-kyrenia-ship-dated-300-bc-34029413.html (accessed 10.05.2017)

The ship wreck of Kyrenia as she is displayed in the Kyrenia Museum. The original clay containers carrying a variety of products including almonds