(IN COLLABORATION WITH WILLIAM ARNOLD)
Hold-fast is an investigation of seaweed in the
context of industry, natural science, history, and literature,
past and present. This series traces the kelp burning industry
across the Outer Hebrides, coastal Brittany, and the Isles of
Scilly. In our travels, we have collected and recorded the
diverse macroalgae endemic to these and other locations
along the Atlantic seaboard, explored intertidal zones, local
museums and archaeological remnants to piece together
overlapping narratives through drawing, camera-less
photography, research, and writing.
Hold-Fast I, pen and ink, cyanotype, 20”x24”
Hold-Fast II, pen and ink, cyanotype, 20”x24”
Hold-Fast III, pen and ink, cyanotype, 20”x24”
Hold-Fast IV, pen and ink, cyanotype, 20”x24”
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