Impressions of Plastic (2019-ongoing)

Cyanotypes on archival paper, 30” x 22”

Taking inspiration from Anna Atkins photographic book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843–53), this series explores the watery resemblance of plastic packing materials through the cyanotype process. The translucent delicate material of torn and folded plastic appears to float across the deep blue spheres, but the impressions are haunted by the spaces not seen—riverbed, canals, estuaries, seas, and oceans—where what is plastic and what is not is becoming increasingly difficult to observe with the unaided eye.