Zostera Marina 1
56cm x 76cm
Zostera Marina 1 is one of the artworks from “Between the Sea and the Shore” series whose technique calls for a perception inclined towards peripheral vision. This representation of seagrass meadows aimed at this property of our sight that is greatly unused in our contemporary lives in interior spaces, in which we tend to use a central gaze. Peripheral vision is called for in outdoor natural areas with panoramic views - such as the vast landscapes where seagrass meadows can be found - where we don’t look at one particular thing for too long. This mode of vision produces a relaxing response in our brain.
Inspired by the extraordinary underwater gardens of seagrass meadows, I highlight these beautiful yet endangered ecosystems from which most of ocean life depends upon. This series received the institutional support of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture.
In alignment with my sustainable practice, this painting is on 100% handmade, acid-free, recycled cotton paper with 300 gsm (140 lb) exclusively with natural pigments. Due to the paper manual fabrication process, it has deckled edges and an uneven surface. It also has a unique, rough texture. Natural, non-toxic pigment from mineral sources were used, with cruelty-free brushes. Signed on the back.
This work is unframed.