Exploring the social, psychological, and ecological impact of plastic waste led Scholz to conceive his ongoing project Seasick. During beach clean-ups he collects marine plastic debris, recording and documenting his findings using cyanotype – a sustainable 19th century photographic printing process that produces dark-blue prints. The process allows Scholz to use a low-tech method of mass reproduction with a low environmental impact.
Using only sunlight and seawater to develop the prints allowed Scholz to produce a series of blueprints in which a range of white and ghostly absences seemingly float in a cobalt-blue sea. Through these ‘blueprints’, Scholz aims to hold the viewer’s attention and to help raise questions by inviting us to reflect on our global footprint and to think about the ‘blueprints’ that we, as a species, will leave behind.