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William Arnold                                                

Pen & Ink Drawing and Cyanotype | Mollie Goldstrom & William Arnold (2018) 
20x24” Arches Platine. 

Hold-fast is an ongoing investigation of seaweed in the
context of industry, natural science, history, and literature,
past and present. This series traces the kelp burning industry
across the Outer Hebrides, coastal Brittany, and the Isles of
Scilly. In our travels, we have collected and recorded the
diverse macroalgae endemic to these and other locations
along the Atlantic seaboard, explored intertidal zones, local
museums and archaeological remnants to piece together
overlapping narratives through drawing, camera-less
photography, research, and writing.

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