Blue Story

Cyanotype on Paper, Acrylic and Paint on Canvas.

Many of my cyanotypes are created by layering a combination of objects
and film imagery with carefully timed light exposures for a depth
of blue/indigo colors.Inspired by nature and how we interact with it,
I arrange natural objects such as leaves, flowers and vines with human made objects or images of objects. I choose to work with cyanotypes „live”, in sunlight for the spontaneity of arranging the objects and often have a general idea of what I want to do allowing for of-the-minute additions and subtractions of objects and timing of exposures. I sometimes add acryl paint, or colored pencil to a washed and dried print. Cyanotype is a contact print process using treated, UV light sensitive
paper. It results in a Prussian blue final print. Also known as photogram, sun print.
The English scientist and astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered this procedure in 1842. (…)
Due to the coating and printing process Cyanotypes are always non reproducible unique items in itself.

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