I’ve spent the past couple of days experimenting with lumen prints. (Yesterday’s initial print is over here.)
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.
09/07/2019 (from my notebook)
21/08/2019 (from my notebook)
I’ve spent the past couple of months researching ways forward for my project, as well as discussing them with Prof Stephen Harris, (Druce Curator of the University of Oxford Herbaria). An important part of this has included exploring the Herbaria collections. In particular, those relating to women who have made important contributions to the field of Botany, but that may not be widely known.
26/08/2019 (from my notebook)
- 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.”