B3 Gallery Presents Secrets Revealed: The Ancient Art of Turkish Marbling
Marilyn J. Brackney is a Columbus, Indiana artist who was named an Indiana Artisan last fall for her marbled fabric and paper collages. She is the only Hoosier artist to earn this designation for marbling. After creating her own papers she then makes collages.
Paper marbling was first practiced in 12th century Japan and slowly spread across Asia until it reached Turkey and Persia 300 years later. For thousands of years the art of marbling paper was a well-guarded secret, known only to the masters. Since every design was an original, marbled papers were used for recording important documents as any tampering with them was easily noticed. The secret behind marbling wasn’t revealed until 1853 when the art form reached England and marbling master Charles Woolnough published a book on the subject.
WHERE: B3 Gallery (61 West Main Street, Nashville, IN)
PLACE: B3 Gallery