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Sea Lettuce and more art by Emily Rose Parris

Sea Lettuce, 2021
9 x 9 cm (h x w)
GBP 65
Cyanotype on sea lettuce

This petri dish holds a piece of sea lettuce which forms part of a wider exploration into developing methods of environmentally conscious photographic image making.

Sea lettuce (aka Ulva Lactuca) is a nutrient rich, viable and commonly distributed algae found along the rock shores globally. It’s just 2 cells thick and resembles a sheet of plastic. It’s resilient and fragile in equal measures.

This sea lettuce was collected during a morning swim at Emily’s home, Westgate on Sea. It was dried, coated with cyanotype solution and exposed to sunlight using a fern collected in Emily’s courtyard.

This artwork opened the door to the possibilities of using sea lettuce as a substitute to create a negative using ecological methods, reducing the reliance on toxic chemicals.

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