Research: Raewyn Martyn
Raewyn Martyn is a New Zealand artist who works with a material she makes called cellulose. Cellulose in its natural form is a substance found in plant cell walls, and can be used to make paper, film and plastics. Martyn's process involves using a camera to document the different colours, textures and forms of the shellfish, algae and other organisms that inhabit the environment she works with - Broad Bay. She then replicates these colours in her studio and adds them to the sheets of cellulose that she makes, which peel off in ways that have a unique organic quality.