Radiolarians can only examined as skeletons for it is in this form that they rise to the surface of the sea and drift shorewards in their thousands on each wave. The thin line of foam left by each retreating wave is a composite of fragments of algae and radiolarians, left mapping our coastline in an ephemeral and constantly changing line.
As you move down under the sea all colours are filtered out until only the blues are left. I used the flashes of green to evoke the phosphorescent images of a scanning electron microscope. The striped binding represents the scale on a photograph from an electron microscope.
Fabrics used are cotton homespun hand dyed in Procion dyes, raw silk as a background and wool batting.
Photograph by Andrew Sikorski.