In preparation for the drop-in cyanotype session I’m running on Sunday at Cardiff Print Workshop, I arranged some plant life and other things onto coated paper and left it to make its mark in the sunshine. Here are the results.
I’II be showing some of my new cyanotypes in this exhibition next week. We are excited to welcome two Italian artists, Marilena Fineanno and Federica Ferretti who are travelling from Rome with their paintings for the exhibition. We have named the exhibition Donne Feroci (Wild Women) in honour of them.
This piece was created from plant material gathered from one of the lovely parks here in Cardiff. I plan to make a series of four – one for each season using local flora and fauna.
They will be a tribute to Anna Atkins, who, in 1843 first made cyanotype photograms by placing algae and seaweed directly on the cyanotype paper. She is also considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images.