Flight Of Philomela (At Sunset) - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph by Chloe McCarrick

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Flight Of Philomela (At Sunset)

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Photography: Cyanotype, Contact Print, Copper Leaf, Collage, Handmade Paper on Paper, Other.

Original circular mixed media zinc leaf cyanotype.
Hand-brush coated.
Hand finished with chemical treated copper leaf.
Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.

This artwork was inspired by Greek mythology, the story of Philomela's transformation into a nightingale, the strength of feminine power, and the planet Venus. It is a celebration of the human body.

Flight Of Philomela (At Sunset) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of portraiture and illustrations of birds combined with the surface textures from a Polaroid photogram. The digital negative was then contact printed onto paper that had been hand-brushed 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 chemical treated copper leaf.

Dimensions - 148mm diameter (unframed) 210mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 13mm frame face

Paper - Handprinted on handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 150gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium 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 small 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 enables me to be at one with each piece I create.


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Flight Of Philomela (At Sunset) - Limited Edition of 1

Chloe McCarrick

United Kingdom

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Size: 8.3 W x 8.3 H x 1.2 in

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