Marbler


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Mar´bler


n.1.One who works upon marble or other stone.
2.One who colors or stains in imitation of marble.
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Within a couple of hours her question had been answered and the technique identified, by a paper marbler in Chile," says Beattie.
These psychedelic marbled works on paper make still more explicit the idea of self-generating painting: The technically complex marbling technique--devised by another collaborator, "master marbler" Dirk Lange--creates patterns, washes, and concentric swirls of color, which are also linked to the formal characteristics of the slices of agate embedded in some of the stained-glass works Bratsch created with the glass painter Urs Rickenbach.
Another addition to the Oak Knoll Press list of publications about the crafts attendant to book production, this is a lovely package of information about a once-popular paper marbler who fell into obscurity when his company went out of business in 1971.