Lumen print.

Fern lumen print.

Stage 3. Scanned lumen print. (Exposed from 15:30 – 18:00.) Gem Toes-Crichton. ©

 

Yesterday I decided to make a lumen print with some Ilford photo paper I had leftover. I decided to use one of my pressed specimens, and chose a fern collected from my parents garden.

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SEM of trichome: a leaf hair of Arabidopsis thaliana. By Heiti Paves.

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Trichome, Arabidopsis leaf hair. By Heiti Paves. Scanning electron micrograph of trichome: a leaf hair of thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), an unique structure that is made of a single cell. Source.

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Trichome, Arabidopsis leaf hair. By Heiti Paves. Scanning electron micrograph of trichome: a leaf hair of thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana), an unique structure that is made of a single cell. Source.

Trichome
/ˈtrʌɪkəʊm,ˈtrɪkəʊm/

noun

BOTANY
  1. a small hair or other outgrowth from the epidermis of a plant, typically unicellular and glandular

“Trichomes serve a variety of functions, depending on their location. As root hairs (and as leaf hairs in epiphytes), trichomes absorb water and minerals. As leaf hairs, they reflect radiation, lower plant temperature, and reduce water loss. They also provide defense against insects.”

 

Group webinar with my cohort (Cromarty)

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Ferns. Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey. June 2019. By Gem Toes-Crichton. © 

Tonight Mick, Alison, MJ (and Danny tried to join from the train with bad signal!) and I gathered and discussed our final major projects and related progress. Some of us are focussing on exhibitions, others on books, others workshops.

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