Ascophyllum nodosum II
Seaweed is future friendly material, and although its use traditionally has been focused on the immediate needs, like feeding domestic animals, its part in the greater ecosystem is increasingly recognized. With the flood and ebb tides of the sea, this alga takes part in life both above and below water level, thriving on drying up in the sun and soaking in saltwater at flood tide. To create the costume (and to keep it at the shoot), the designer had to find the optimum degree of dryness, where it was not too slippery, and not too dry. I read a message about daring the extremes and still finding the balance here.
Printed with pigment ink (Epson) by the photographer on 100% cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta), this is one of twelve pictures in the series "Of the eyes he made window panes". The combination of pigment and cotton should in itself be one of the most durable media, but the surface has not been treated further and should be kept behind UV protection for optimal longevity. The image is presented with a white border, and signed on the front, below the print. There is also a hologram badge in verso with a matching Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist, supplied in the shipment.
The print is edited in photoshop, but not a composite or a "look like a painting"-filtered image.
40 x 50 cm / 15.7 x 19.7 inches. Limited edition of 5. Not mounted.
Price includes Art Tax 5%.