“Soft Oxides” explores the process of oxidation as a means to obtain unexpected colours and patterns. By using simple household ingredients (lemon, ammonia, vinegar, salt and coffee), various oxidation techniques and three different metals (copper, brass and aluminium), I was able to obtain a wide range of surprising effects, tones and patterns on the metals. The metal pieces were later digitalized and applied to a variety of soft substrates such as textiles, leather and paper. The randomness involved in the research and experimentation phase was very inspiring and motivating.
I produced a series of silk scarves which where all hand rolled and some of them hand pleated, as well as a collection of wallpapers and printed leather for different applications.