The Nature of Lacquer

This is a project about the lacquer. Most people only regard the lacquer as a kind of paint, and even some of them scoff at its chemical hazards. However, in an accidental opportunity, I found that the lacquer had a unique texture, though others regarded it as just a kind of paint, I hoped that I could find the other characteristics of paint via experiments, and researched whether such a common paint can change into art works.

The lacquer is featured by its transparency, shaping ability and sufficient hardness, besides, it has a moist texture, thus making lacquer become a unique painting material, using different techniques will produce completely different effects, some of the effects could be controlled, while some of them are totally unexpected, and all those features has always fascinated me.Therefore, in this project, I tried to express the beauty of the lacquer through a series of experiments.

Finished Work