Living Ashes
ashes to ashes, dust to dust
6 posts by Carolina

So, I thought I would create a small gallery to cover the process of making soap. First, preparing, soaking and testing the ashes. Filtering the resulting lye Saponification with protocells Making soap Coconut oil soap and olive oil soap

I’ve been experimenting with creating lye from two sources mainly — banana peels and scrap wood that was lying around in my local workshop. As you see in the images, each requires a different procedure. Wood in burnt in the

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I’ve been exploring the notion of vibrancy in matter — the idea that there is some ‘force’ which makes matter living, and the fact that as it fades away, matter slowly becomes inert. I find this a very poetic notion,

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We discussed the need to come up quickly with a list of material that we will need to be delivered to Helsinki. We have been asked now to provide this as soon as possible such that they can be delivered

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  One of the first controversies in the group—

I wanted to share some ideas I have in mind about the project. Saponification is the chemical reaction that causes the protocell behaviour that we observed with Martin experiments and when is produce in large scale it produces soap. Very

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