My cousin Marius likes to smoke cigars. As soon as I discovered how colourful and textured and neatly-designed cigar labels are
(they're actually called cigar 'bands'), my cousin and his
friends started saving them for me. I finally incorporated them into
some abstract work. It's mixed-media, including tissue paper, mulberry
papers, scrapbooking papers and some upcycled papers, and acrylic
paint. I used a satin varnish to finish them, so they're glossy and so don't photograph as well as I'd like because of the glare.