6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2

6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2

210mm x 290 (x18) & 290 x 420mm.

Indian Ink on Watercolour Paper & Giclee Print on Paper. 2022.

Born out of the same story telling approach as sister artwork '68 Million', '6CO2 + 6H2O = C6H12O6 = 6O2' visualises a brief overview of oxygenic photosynthesis within plant cells. As we know, it's because of this process that we have a bountiful supply of Oxygen in the air for us to breath; as well as the separate oxygenic photosynthesis that occurs in Cyanobacteria.

Consisting of 19 individual pieces to form the artwork, we begin with the two products of light & water before progressing into the plant cell. Within those are the Thylakoid where light-dependant reactions occur to split water releasing Oxygen and creating the molecules NADPH & ATP. CO2 is added within the Calvin Cycle and the product of this process will eventually go on within the plant to produce sugar.

Photograph &  Digital Text

I: Source
Stage 1: Source

Photograph & Ink on Watercolour Paper

II: Into The Cell
Stage 2: Into the Cell

Ink on Watercolour Paper

III: Into The Thylakoids
Stage 3: Into the Thylakoids

Ink on Watercolour Paper & Digital Drawing

IV: Photosystem II
Stage 5: Electron Transport Chain

Ink on Watercolour Paper

V: Electron Transport Chain

Ink on Watercolour Paper & Digital Drawing

VI: Photosystem I
Stage 6: Photosystem I

Ink on Watercolour Paper & Digital Drawing

VII: ATP Synthase
Stage 7: ATP Synthase
Stage 8: Products

Digital Drawing

VIII: Products
IX: The Calvin Cycle

Digital Drawing

Stage 10_Sugar

Digital Drawing

X: Sugar