Night Maple DiptychBy Christine So
Cyanotype, Cyanotype on paper
Dimensions: 90.9cm (H) x 90.9cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 35.8" (H) x 35.8" (W) x 0.12" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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These are TWO separate 36 x 18 inch (91 x 45 cm) cyanotypes which are each unique hand-printed monoprints. Together side by side they would be twice as wide,36 x 36 inches ( 91 x 91 cm), not including the space between them.
These are triple exposure cyanotypes. The ghostly moonlit effect is the result of seeing multiple closely overlapping images at once. The different shades of blue are created by exposing some parts of the light-sensitive paper to sunlight longer than others.
Cyanotypes are a 19th century photographic process. There is no film negative, 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.
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.
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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