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GEORGIAN BLUES

MAY 2015

 

Last summer, I bought a discarded library book about Georgian fashion (1816-1826), which I wanted to bring back to life by producing a series of Cyanotypes. I love creating unique photographic artwork and these intricate pencil drawings caught my attention straight away. The scanned and inverted acetate negatives are placed on coated A2 tracing paper and exposed to the power of sunlight. I love the fragility and perfect imperfections: wrinkles, small tears and rough and unique brush strokes.

 

These pieces do their best magic when illuminated by direct sunlight and I love the idea of ‘changing artwork’: the intensity of the blue and degree of illumination depend on the main ingredient, the sun, which provides magical surprises and a new viewing experience as the weather (and perhaps the mood) changes.