ISSUE 001 EXPLORES THE NOTION OF BALANCE IN EXISTING MICRO- AND MACRO- ENVIRONMENTS. A FUSION OF POETRY, CHEMIGRAMS, PHOTOGRAPHY, WORDS, ILLUSTRATION, DESIGN FROM WASTE AND VR. BALANCE IS AMBIGUOUS, DELICATE AND INTERCONNECTED.
C.V.H (2018) re-imagines the Oxymel process through the introduction of FODMAP’s to cyanotype in an exploration of damage to the gut biome through antibiotic over prescription. C.V.H Toxicity focuses on the toxic nature of the process by capturing the aposematic colours created. When acid is applied to Potassium Ferricyanide, one of the main chemicals in cyanotype, it can produce a deadly gas. This toxic reaction correlates with the toxic environment of the body created by the over prescription of antibiotics.
Chemigram (cyanotype, vinegar, honey)
MARTHA GRAY is a London based artist, curator, and alumni of the MA of Art & Science at Central Saint Martins (2021) and BA Photography at Camberwell College of Arts (2018). Working with cyanotype as a primary medium over the last five years, always with a focus on chemical or digital intervention to create a contemporary interpretation of the historical process.