Back to my roots as a biologist in this art/science project within University of Westminster.
Summer 2019 will be busy, collaborating with Professor Jane Lewis and biochemistry student Dain Son
– and planning for exhibition at the Regent St. Café Gallery this September.
The Thames in central London is turbid; plankton in the water column don’t get much light for photosynthesis. But inter-tidal mudflats offer opportunities to their relations, the surface-dwelling benthos.
When the tide falls and daylight reaches the foreshore, ‘commuter diatoms’ and other micro-algae migrate vertically up through the grey mud. As individuals, they are microscopically small. As communities, they bloom into visible coloured patches of reds, browns and greens – chlorophyll, accessorised with other pigments.
More on this, and ongoing work with Crispin Hughes, here at the Thames Tides website:https://thamestides.wordpress.com/slimewatch/
Thanks to BA Film course director Peter Hort for putting us all in touch!