Wild Flowers No.2
I'm starting the second act of my life through the lens of my camera and an interest in alternative photography processes. I'm particularly interested in Cyanotype and how to modernize it through the use of gold leaf or other mediums I can apply to my pieces to make them more interesting. The historic Cyanotype process from 1842 is a very hands-on process. I find it very relaxing and zen-like and put much planning into each piece that I make. I have always been drawn to the eclectic style, roadside attractions, vintage items, and doing things differently. I love making large format pieces that show how I see things, items with lots of contrast, detail, and imperfections.
- Photograph of roses in full bloom developed in the Cyanotype process from 2020 Photograph of wildflowers in the Grand Tetons National Park I develop my photography in the historic technique from 1842 known as Cyanotype. This process is done by hand coating watercolor paper with iron salts to make the paper light-sensitive thereby allowing me to develop a negative with the use of the sun or UV light table into a positive image. Once the paper is washed, it turns a beautiful Cyan Blue. I accent some pieces with gold leaf or variegated Italian copper leaf as needed.
Photography on watercolor paper with gold leaf x 18" W x 24" L
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