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Size: 27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.2 D in
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Title | THE LADY AND HER MONSTERS II (ODE TO MARY SHELLEY) Type | Original Copper Leaf Cyanotype Inspiration | Mary Shelley Year | 2020 Materials | Cyanotype, handmade paper, chemical and heat-treated copper leaf Inspiration- This artwork was inspired by English novelist Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. A skilled editor and critic, influential travel writer, literary historian, poet and political radical, she is best known for her gothic horror classic Frankenstein. Considered an early example of science fiction, this wildly inventive and strikingly original tale was influenced by Mary’s passion for science, experimentation and thirst for knowledge. Technique- The Lady And Her Monsters II (Ode To Mary Shelley) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photograms made from homegrown petri dish cultures, cell structures from antique microscopic slides, and an illustration of a foxes skull. After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. It can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with chemically painted and heat treated copper leaf, producing a variated patina of rich pinks, orange and gold tones. Dimensions Unframed: 550mm diameter Framed: 700mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face Paper Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / Medium Rough Mount We use float mounting for all of our framed cyanotypes. The artwork floats above a snow-white 8001 mount board, to showcase the paper texture and deckled edging. Framing Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang. Float mounted in a bespoke, handmade extra large 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.
Photography:Cyanotype on Paper
Size:27.6 W x 27.6 H x 1.2 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
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Ships From:Artist's studio in United Kingdom.
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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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