artwork > miox (micaceous iron oxide flake)

purple & green (miox) diptych
12 x 18 x .75 inches
2020
black & blue (miox) diptych
micaceous iron oxide flake (miox) on canvas
12 x 18 x .75 inches
2020
for glenn
miox on dart board
18 inches diameter x 1.5 inches
2016
black, grey and white
miox, acrylic and glass micro beads on canvas
25 x 9 inches framed
2016
eclipse (miox)
acrylic and miox on mdo
18 inches diameter x 1 inch deep
2017
eclipse (miox) transition view
acrylic and miox on mdo
18 inches diameter x 1 inch deep
2017

what is miox?

micaceous iron oxide (iron oxide, Fe2O3) is a naturally occurring iron oxide with lamellar shape similar to mica (hence the name). micaceous iron oxide is characterised by: black colour. lamellar structure. High inertness in various media (the iron in the mineral has already been oxidised).

specular hematite, sometimes called “micaceous iron oxide” has a metallic luster and appears to be a rock composed of shiny mica flakes. instead those flakes are hematite. even though this hematite has a silver color, it still produces a reddish streak – which is a key to hematite’s identification.

micaceous iron oxide pigment is used in paints to provide long-term durability. micaceous iron oxide paints have been used continuously since the early 1900’s to protect steel.