Cyanotype has been my creative destination for some time, and now I have arrived. My latest work has departed wholly from the confines of film and camera, and paints a broader, luxurious image in cyan blue and warm hues of archival white.
I have carefully cultivated a unique niche in the rarefied Cyanotype medium, a mid-19th-century photographic discipline originally used for practical purposes such as proofing and blueprinting, but revisited periodically by photographic artists seeking an alternative to modern media.
My new approach to the old process is original and innovative due to the unexpected reversed ‘positive’ tonality of the prints and their virtually limitless size.
I wanted my cyanotype prints -detailed, delicate, and highly individual - to suffuse a sense of antiquity with a fresh, contemporary edge that is powerful and subtle.
My work is decidedly feminine, yet forceful and unyielding as I explore the full bloom and withering of the natural cycles of life. I mix floral arrangements with other, coarser and more provocative elements such as snakeskin and fauna to compose symbolic and engaging oeuvres.
Although the symbolism and content of my work expands well beyond localized representation, the unusual clarity of each highly detailed print as well as the overall complexity of the images makes my work distinct and pioneering.
Tipping my hat to the masters of alternative technique such as Anna Atkins, Man Ray, Adam Fuss and others, I aim to innovate while remaining historically referential, if not reverential.
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