Nori Pigment

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STUDIO BY COLOR finds inspiration in colors and materials, as seen in the “Nori pigment: Pigment from the sea” project. They explore the black hue of seaweed, particularly Nori used in sushi and rice balls. The higher the grade of nori, the darker it is, thanks to various components like red, green, and blue pigments, such as phycoerythrin, chlorophyll, phycocyanin and carotenoid. Experimentation to extract color revealed the crucial role of phycoerythrin in oceanic photosynthesis where sunlight is limited. To showcase the presence of red hues, they create works using cotton, silk, and wool, resulting in the creation of laver sheets.

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