Marta Gottfried Wiley uses the Alternative Process of Oxidation
Marta Gottfried Wiley uses the Alternative Process of Oxidation on paintings using Crackle, Batik, Painting, Printing, Photography, Stencils, Mixed Media Papers, Pencil, Oils and Acrylics. The Alternative Process term covers approximately 35 different processes for the final unconventional effect. Oxidation is the act of applying metal oxides to the paintings, mixing with water, you can create an effect of aged surfaces.
Marta paints with a Crackle glaze. She uses tiny cracks in the glaze to decorate. Often rubbed in with coloring material. Crazing is the fine cracks that occur on the glaze. Batik/Parrafin or beeswax is used to resist paint or dye on fabric or paper. Designs and patterns are produced on the unwaxed areas. She also uses Collage; Collage is from the French meaning "paste up". The combination of pieces of cloth, magazines and other found objects to create artwork.