Zim artist puts Rooibos on the global art stage
Jeanne-Marie Webb bedazzled art-lovers from far-flung places with her delicate paintings on none other than rooibos teabags.
JOHANNESBURG – Zimbabwean-born artist Jeanne-Marie Webb has put rooibos on the global art centre stage.
The concept behind her year-long 'One Face a Day' project, which was recently exhibited in the Cape Town, started a few years ago when she searched tirelessly for the perfect miniature substrate for her paintings.
“I happened to stumble upon a tattered old rooibos teabag one night while rummaging through one of my old paper boxes, and I thought, why not? It proved to be the perfect canvas for what I had in mind and I absolutely love the concept of creating unique pieces of art on a teabag,” says Webb.
She bedazzled art-lovers from far-flung places with her delicate paintings on none other than rooibos teabags.
Through the years, she’s tested various teabags, but it’s the red residue on rooibos teabags, when mixed with a primer, that results in the perfect skin-tone for her portraits.
Webb has also been invited to visit the US later this year to share her process of painting on rooibos teabags with various studios.