Pepper, red (Capsicum annuum) anthotype by Cecília Cartaxo
“To live for the hope of it all” by Cecília Cartaxo
Parts used: Red part of pepper. I took the white parts, the calyx (green part) and the seeds out of the pepper.
Exposure time: 10 hours
Month, season and year: August, winter, 2022
Substrate: Watercolour paper 300 g
Contrast of final print: *** (High) (Very Good)
Amount: A half of a red pepper
Extracted using: Blender
Thinner: red pepper’s own water
Layers: 4 layers
Used to create image: Laser printed OHP positive
Challenges or observations:
I put the red part of the pepper in the blender, then I strained the emulsion 4x so it could get very clean.
I found the power of the red pepper thanks to an incredible Brazilian anthotype researcher: Aurora Narmada Sugasti. She did a big research project on different kinds of plants found in Brazil that can be used in anthotype. The red pepper was one of them.
This anthotype is part of World Anthotype Day
World Anthotype Day was started by AlternativePhotography.com in 2022. In August anthotype artists all over the world celebrate the anthotype process and send in their entries. We add them here to the database and create a reference book for each year. The purpose of the day is to build a large resource where artist can learn which pigmenets and plants that work and draw inspiration from other artists' work. The reference books can be found here:
Volume 1 is the first book in the series:
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
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