Bending Wild Grass IBy Christine So
Cyanotype, Cyanotype on paper
Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 30.5cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 16" (H) x 12" (W) x 0.12" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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This monoprint may resemble an etching or block print but it is a cyanotype, a form of 19th century cameraless photography also known as blueprints or sun prints.
The species of local wild grass I used is called California Bullrush. It is native to Northern California and grows in local wetlands and gardens like mine.
There is another same sized cyanotype print of almost the same name, "Bending Wild Grass II." They were printed together the same day from the same grass which overlapped from one paper to the next. They can be bought separately or together, framed separately side by side or in one frame with two windows cut in a single mat.
Every one of my botanical cyanotypes is an entirely unique monotype as the cut plants are laid by hand in that one exact composition only once. Even if I reuse the same plants once or twice before they wilt, no two of my botanical cyanotypes are ever identical. There is no carved block nor etched copper plate; there is no ink or printing press to be able to reproduce the same image twice.
Hometown: San Francisco
Based in: Oakland, California, USA
I live in the woods in northern California. Whenever I leave my house I am under an endless web of tree branches. Their silhouettes have etched themselves into my memory over the decades.
My paintings and prints are always nature-inspired and nearly always monochromatic. Each one is an immersion in …
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