When we wander over the outer edges of dry land, many of us do so whilst being unaware we’re passing a wonderful phenomenon. You’ve probably seen, smelled, or felt it yourself upon entering these bare landscapes commonly known as beaches: small piles of seaweed, scattered over the beach. Forests of it growing over rocks, nestled away in isolated bays. Something soft and slippery brushing your leg, making your heart skip a beat.
These macro algae appear unimportant, yet, they are the reason we are able to breathe on this planet. Nicknamed ‘the lungs of the earth’, seaweed produces over 70% of our oxygen, and does wonders in keeping air and oceans clean. Seaweed has countless neglected qualities, and proves to be a telling example of our unfamiliarity with our natural environment nowadays. If you allow, this project can bring you a bit closer to getting acquainted with the intricate network that exists around us and within us.