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A painting in the making

Artist Andrew Field completes a 7m painting using tea leaves as paint. Courtesy: Andrew Field
Artist Andrew Field completes a 7m painting using tea leaves as paint. Courtesy: Andrew Field

It measures over seven metres long and it is painted entirely with tea leaves and Indian ink. Andrew Field, an Abu Dhabi-based artist, completed The Silk Route, using tea leaves from India, Africa and China as a commission for the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to celebrate the fact that tea is one of the major traded commodities.

Soon, it will be on permanent display on the first floor lobby of the DMCC Almas Tower in Jumeriah Lake Towers.

These images show Field creating the painting from scratch over three months in his back garden. The full story will follow in The National’s Arts & Life section on Thursday.

Updated: May 18, 2014 04:00 AM

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