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Photography: Cyanotype, Gold Leaf, Handmade Paper, Collage, Alternative Process on Paper, Other.
Framed original gold leaf cyanotype.
Hand finished with 24ct yellow gold 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 reflection, transition, growth and time. A depiction of both public and private faces and in what means we choose to reveal them.
Circular Musings In Heaven (No 12) 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 paper brush coated with 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 hand finished with 24ct yellow gold leaf.
Dimensions - 300mm diameter (unframed) 385mm 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.
Float mounted in a bespoke, handmade medium sized circular frame. The frame is a deep box frame, museum grade, UV protected, anti reflective glass fronted and with a smooth black 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.
Size: 15.2 W x 15.2 H x 1.2 in
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