Pyramid Atlantic: Sargasso Sea Scrolls

Scrolls in production – species images being screenprinted over the golden sargassum

Pyramid Atlantic and the Sargasso Sea Alliance (SSA) collaboration: screen printed Sargasso Sea Scrolls on HPR-01 Okawara Roll currently on view in the Washington Printmakers Gallery (WPG).

For more information, check out:pyramidscreenprint.blogspot.com/2012/04/sargasso-sea-scrolls.html

Five rolls of Okawara paper were ordered from Hiromi for the project, and the scrolls are now completed and are being taken to Bermuda next week for unveiling and exhibition there at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on Thursday 20th September at 6.00pm.

The Sargasso Sea flows around the island of Bermuda in the Atlantic and is host to a wide variety of endemic and endangered sea species.  The scrolls have been made to raise awareness for both Pyramid Atlantic  and the Sargasso Sea Alliance  – which is striving to protect the Sargasso Sea and its associated marine species under international law.

The idea was conceived by 2 board members of Pyramid Atlantic, Marti Ittner and Jenny Freestone.  Artists from around the world were approached and ask to submit drawings of some of the marine species that live in, or make use of, the Sargasso Sea.  The scrolls comprise a set of 3 panels of Okawara paper, each 2’6′ wide by 8′ high

Under the direction of Gretchen Schermerhorn, Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic, photographic images of the sargassum weed have been digitally printed on gold on each panel.  The artists’ drawings have been converted to digital images, and screenprinted onto the panels.  The scrolls are in an edition of 5.  Six portfolios, each containing containing a full set of each marine species (on Okawara) are also under production.

If interested in purchasing or for further information, please contact Pyramid Atlantic!

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