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Siren Songs At Sunset - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph

Chloe McCarrick

United Kingdom

Photography, cyanotype on Paper

Size: 15.2 W x 15.2 H x 1.2 D in

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Framed original, copper cyanotype. Hand-brush coated. Hand finished with a chemical painted and heat treated copper leaf.. Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper. This artwork was inspired by Greek mythological winged creatures, Sirens and Harpies. These bird- human hybrids are found in The Odyssey and The Seventh Circle in Dante's Inferno. Siren Songs At Sunset was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture, and hand illustrated birds to create the dress. The large digital negative was then contact printed onto hand made paper that had been brush coated with light sensitive chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to daylight, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour, pressed dry and hand finished with chemical painted and heat treated copper 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 float mount this piece when framing. Framing - This artwork is sold framed. Frames are handmade to house the piece. Float mounted in a bespoke, handmade medium sized circular frame. The frame is a deep box frame, museum grade, anti reflective, UV protected 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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Photography:cyanotype on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:15.2 W x 15.2 H x 1.2 D in

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I am an internationally recognised, London based fine artist, photographer and mixed-media printmaker. Best known for my circular cyanotypes I embrace and develop innovative ways of reworking photographic images through collage and mixed-media print techniques, and by blending science, darkroom alchemy and art. My work explores the boundless possibilities of image production in the age of modern printmaking with an aim to reinvent, recycle, redefine, experiment and preserve. Female empowerment, natural history and science are recurring themes across the work, constructing visual narratives from the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women - celebrating their achievements, uncovering their struggles and telling the stories of these often unsung heroes. "I hope people are empowered by the story behind each piece and that the subject matter ignites imaginations and a curiosity to delve deeper. The key emotion is to feel connected - connected to the story, the techniques and the science behind the work, and to be connected to the elements of nature I introduce to explore human experience and the relationship between each of us, and the world we live in." Chloe McCarrick exhibits internationally.

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