Cyanotype: Sea Clam Series
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process, done without a camera, that produces a blue toned print. In this method, iron compounds are diluted in water to make a light sensitive solution which is applied to the material surface. When exposed to UV light, any area that is not covered will react with the rays and turn blue. Alternatively, any covered area will block the light and retain a white or lighter color. My Sea Clam series is a result of multiple layers using this method. I am exploring the relationship of pattern and process with the environment - what we intentionally see with obvious forms, and how pattern changes our perception.
Multilayer cyanotype on rag paper, framed with white wood moulding, rag mat and backing, UV plexiglass. 31.5" x 32".
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