Set of reversible coasters (4+1), 2017
wood, acrylic paint, gilding sheets
This is a set of five coasters: four of them are for hot cups or just glasses and a bigger piece is for obviously a bigger plate. However, if I was to make a set again, I would cover the bigger one from both sides with glass to protect the painting more. In the existing version, I would consider the bigger piece as an art piece rather than a functional hot pad. As for smaller pieces, it is completely possible to use them as intended and enjoy how their beauty at the same time.
For each side of each piece I used different techniques (painting on dry wood and wet wood, multi-layered painting, painting with sponge etc.) and sometimes added different material (e.g., pieces of gilding paper).