Paul Maheke
Ibis , 2021
Ferric chloride on copper
Work: 100 x 50 cm

This work is from a series copper plate drawings formed through an oxidation process involving liver of sulphur. The drawings explore international histories of the devil and figures of death. The unique properties of the copper, which allow for the work’s image to form, extend to its therapeutic qualities used in alternative medicine as well as its ability to conduct electricity and heat.