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In the Distance (18 x 24 inches) Photograph - Limited Edition of 5

Christine So

United States

Photography, Cyanotype on Paper

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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About The Artwork

This 24 inch size is the largest of all my foggy forest hand-printed photographs using the cyanotype process from the 1800s. It is the same image by the same name I have printed in smaller studies, but a larger format using a much larger negative derived from the same photo. 

 All of my hand-printed cyanotype photographs are “contact photos”, which means that the large negative is exactly the same size as the paper that the photo is printed on because the negative is laid directly on top of the paper while it is being exposed. It is cumbersome working with a breakable 30-inch sheet of glass at this scale.

 These iconic Monterey Pines are in the woods near my house in northern California where I walk. Anyone from Oakland will recognize them. They are a great comfort to me. The changing light and foggy weather transform them so that every hour and every day is like seeing a new painting.

 The paper is a heavy 100% cotton hot press watercolor paper. Slight variations of shades of blue exist from edition to edition as each print was hand-painted with photo chemicals in the dark and printed in natural sunlight with variations in the weather and intensity of light causing some prints to be darker than others

Details & Dimensions

Photography:Cyanotype on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:5

Size:18 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Clients include: Timothée Chalamet, Starbucks, Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville), Jumaira Resort, Lux Habitat Sotheby’s International (Dubai), Wyndham Worldmark Hotels, Kimpton Hotel Monaco (Salt Lake City), Mazars Accounting, Limelight Hotel Mammoth (California), MD Anderson Hospital (Houston), Oncology Center, Houston Methodist Hospital. For a complete list of my corporate clients, visit the "About" page of my website www.christineso.gallery/ To see videos of my artistic process, visit me on instagram at @christinesogallery I live in the woods in northern California looking out across the San Francisco Bay towards the hills of Marin, San Francisco and Angel Island. The distant blue hills of my “Faraway Hills” series are ever-present fixtures in my real life. Down below is the bay and above is an endless web of tree branches. Their silhouettes have etched themselves into my memory. My paintings and prints are always nature-inspired and nearly always monochromatic. Having spent a decade as a printmaker making woodcuts, linocuts, etchings, aquatints and monotypes, my mind works in monochrome. I focus on a single color, composition, positive and negative space, pattern, lines and shape. I currently work in two mediums, acrylic painting and cyanotypes, a form of camera-less photography. Cyanotypes are a 19th century form of lensless photography also known as photograms, blueprints and sun prints. They resemble block prints or etchings but use no ink nor printing press. Light “etches” the image on paper I had painted with light-sensitive chemicals. MY NEWEST SERIES OF ABSTRACT CYANOTYPES: My technique is a form of experimental photography, much like the action painters Morris Louis, who poured his veil paintings, or Jackson Pollock who dripped and drizzled his. My abstract cyanotypes are luminous like watercolor paintings but are actually photographs. Each is a multiple-exposure lensless photograph make through deliberate movements of the light-sensitive paper during exposure to light. 

Different sections of the paper were exposed to light for a longer or shorter time, yielding multiple shades of blue. Each abstract cyanotype is entirely unique. These same lines, shapes and shades of blue cannot be recreated as the exposure of the paper was heavily manipulated by me during each printing.

 A traditional single-exposure cyanotype yields a white silhouette against a dark blue background.

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