TANNING STUDIES; VEGETAL
A skin fascination made me dive into skin preservation techniques.
Tanning craftsmanship is such a preservation technique. Tanning is a technique that permanently alters the protein structure of the skin after it is removed from the body. Therefor it prevents the skin from decay.
There are many methods and resources that have tanning capacities. In the ‘tanning-studies-project’ I am researching these methods and resources.
Here you will find an exploration into the diversity and range of vegetal tanning agents. Many plants and trees from my direct environment have potential tanning capacities. I did an exhaustive literature study about this topic and the result of this study I empirically tested. These tests result in a collection of tanned protein shells and tanned silk.
Tanning studies vegetal is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund