Celestial Contemplations Of The Cosmos - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph by Chloe McCarrick

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Celestial Contemplations Of The Cosmos - Limited Edition of 1

Chloe McCarrick

United Kingdom

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Size: 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.2 in

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Photography: Cyanotype, Copper, Paper, Gouache, Gum Bichromate on Paper, Other.

Original circular mixed media copper leaf cyanotype with two-layer gum bichromate overprint.
Hand-brush coated.
Hand finished with Italian copper leaf.
Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.

This work is a feminine take on Janus, the ancient Roman God of new beginnings. Looking to the past and the future with two faces, it is a representation of duality, transition, growth and time.

Celestial Contemplation (Of The Cosmos) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female portraiture and the surface textures of chemigrams. The digital negative was then contact printed onto handmade, hand shaped paper that had been brush coated with light sensitive cyanotype chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to light, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour, pressed dry and then coated with gum bichromate chemicals and pigments. This was exposed to daylight again and the process repeated two more times to create a three layer coloured print. It was then hand finished with Italian copper leaf.

Dimensions - 550mm diameter (unframed) 700mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face.

Paper - Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper: 320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Rough

Mount - It is recommended to keep this piece float mounted when framing.

Framing - This artwork is sold framed.

Each frame is hand crafted to house the piece. Float mounted in a bespoke, handmade XL circular frame. The frame is a deep box frame, museum grade, anti reflective, UV protected glass fronted and with a smooth white finish.

This is taken from a series of cyanotypes based on females in history and mythology. Ones who particularly inspire me, deserve to be recognised and celebrated as powerful figures in time.

I want to visually tell a story with each piece to celebrate the lives of these amazing women using portraiture, symbolism and surrealism.

I expose all my pieces in natural light for up to a couple of weeks. Printing in all weather conditions, doing everything by eye and in the most organic way possible, this enable me to be at one with each piece I create.


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Women

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London, Los Angeles, London, London, Los Angeles

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Featured in the Catalog

Featured in Saatchi Art's printed catalog, sent to thousands of art collectors