Claudia Dharamshi

Collecting is often my starting point. In my current work Slippery Ground, I focus on the process of seaweed collecting and adopt the role of researcher and collector, creating a personal taxonomy of seaweed. The materials: inks made from seaweed, Jurassic mud, rust; connect to sites on the Dorset coast where I have collected. I am interested in material interactions, the interplay between accident and intention. I work in a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking and film. My development of pigments from seaweed has been a process of trial and error, leading to more intuitive approaches and tacit knowledge. The transformative processes used feel like a form of alchemy. The work is an invitation to look closely, investigate, and engage with childlike curiosity.



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