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Moonlight TriptychBy Christine So

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US$ 660


Overview

2021

Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Cyanotype on cotton watercolor paper

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Dimensions: 55.9cm (H) x 137.2cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 22" (H) x 54" (W) x 0.12" (D)

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


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Artist Statement

Set of 3 Hand-Printed Monotypes

These are THREE 22 x 18-inch 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 double 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 dating back to the 1840s.

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

On heavy acid-free 100% cotton watercolour paper.

 



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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