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Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand

“Flora & Fauna” by Martine Marie-Anne Chartrand
Country: Canada
Parts used: Red Cabbage core and 2 handfuls of leaves + cooking water from previous meal preparation + 1 teaspoon of alum to alternate color.
Application: Soaking 3 days in the refrigerator
Exposure time: 12 days on and off sunshine
Month, season and year: Summer 2022 end of July and beginning of August.
Substrate: 100% organic sateen cotton 120gsm
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Martine Marie-Anne ChartrandRed Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) for making anthotypesAmount: 2 handfuls of cabbage for several pieces of fabric
Extracted using: Cooking
Thinner: Tap water and alum
Layers: dipping for 3 days in the refrigerator
Used to create image: 13×19 digital positive transparency

Challenges or observations: Very successful, except for the many wrinkles in the print. This is due to the dipping method in the refrigerator. It was crumpled up in thigh space during the dipping process causing wrinkles. This in consequence adds some texture.

Instagram: @touskifaitoutmartine


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