Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) anthotype by Sara Olivia Fuentes
“El mar florece” by Sara Olivia Fuentes
Parts used: Leaves and stem
Exposure time: 5 hours
Month, season and year: November, Spring, 2021
Substrate: Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: 3 full sheets with the stem in each print
Extracted using: Mortar
Used to create image: Positive on OHP paper
Challenges or observations:
The emulsion is quite sensitive to light; the challenge was to be aware of the time so that the image could retain different nuances.
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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