The Lady And Her Monsters II (Ode To Mary Shelley) - Limited Edition of 1 Photograph by Chloe McCarrick

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The Lady And Her Monsters II (An Ode To Mary Shelley) White Circular Framed Cyanotype With Chair
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Photography: Cyanotype, Copper Leaf, Photogram, Paper, Collage on Paper, Other.

Framed, original circular mixed media copper leaf cyanotype.
Hand-brush coated.
Hand finished with acid treated Italian copper leaf.
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.

The Lady And Her Monsters II (Ode To Mary Shelley) 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, pressed dry and then hand finished with Italian copper leaf washed with acids and chemicals to create a variegated pattern.

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.

The circular frame was handcrafted to house the float mounted piece.


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The Lady And Her Monsters II (Ode To Mary Shelley) - Limited Edition of 1

Chloe McCarrick

United Kingdom

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Size: 15.2 W x 15.2 H x 1.6 in

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