Painting on Water With Ebru

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Ebru is the South West Asian art of painting atop water, similar to suminagashi in Japan or paper marbling in European culture. This video takes you inside the studio of Garip Ay, a Turkish ebru artist, letting you observe some of the tools and techniques he uses. Ay’s painting are incredibly dynamic, transforming from one image to something entirely different as he applies more dye, adds a surfactant, or draws a clean brush through the liquid. (Video and image credit: Great Big Story; artist: G. Ay; via Colossal)

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