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Light through Leaves TriptychBy Christine So

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US$ 660



Cyanotype, Cyanotype on paper

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Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 137.2cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 24" (H) x 54" (W) x 0.12" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Light through Leaves Triptych (24 x 54”)
Set of 3 original monoprints

These are three 24 x 18 inch (60 x 45 cm) cyanotypes which are each unique hand-printed monoprints. After they are matted and framed separately, they will span more than 54 inches across the wall. Closer to 72 inches or 6 feet (over 180 cm.)

If you were to mat and frame each print separately in a 30 x 24 inch frame, together on the wall with a gap between the frames, they would span 72-80 inches horizontally.

These are all quadruple exposure cyanotypes. The different shades of blue are created by exposing some parts of the light-sensitive paper to sunlight longer than others. Cyanotypes are a kind of 19th century cameraless photographic process from before the 1840s.

My layering and monochromatic multi-tone technique is inspired by different kinds of printmaking that I have practiced in the past, especially multiple-plate block prints and aquatints. There is no printing press, no ink, no etched copper plate nor carved wood block to be able to reproduce these images. Each is a unique monotype made using real plants from my own garden.


Artist Profile

Born: 1970
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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