Mary's Modern Myth At Midnight - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph by Chloe McCarrick

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

Original large cyanotype.
Hand-brush coated.
Hand finished with a deckled edge.
Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.

This artwork was inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's gothic novel Frankenstein, the popular scientific theories of the time and the relationships between electricity, reanimation and life and death states.

Mary's Modern Myth At Midnight was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female portraiture, hand printed paper negatives of petri dish cultures and microscopic cell structures and an illustration of a fox skull. 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 and pressed dry.

Dimensions - 575mm x 756mm (unframed)

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 unframed.

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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Mary's Modern Myth At Midnight - Limited Edition of 1

Chloe McCarrick

United Kingdom

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Size: 23 W x 30 H x 0.1 in

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