Portfolio > CYANOTYPES | 2017-2020 (click to expand project)

Lindqvist Beach
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2018
Coki Point Beach
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2018
Cornucopia
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
2019
Rachel Carson
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Barney's Joy
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Tappen's Beach
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Giant Allium
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Marissa
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Pollinator
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Astral Conch
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Big Pincer
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Lobsterine
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Easter Snake
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Horseshoe Crab
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
10 x 12 inches
2019
Sunstar
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Pufferfish
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Jacob's Point
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Good Luck
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Wing Emblem
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Alexandra
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Goldfinch
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Bruja
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
September
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta lll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Anemone
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Crystals l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Crystals ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Home l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Mildred's Lane l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Mildred's Lane ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Baby Shower
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
2017
Museum l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Museum ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Museum lll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Warren l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Warren ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017

This ongoing series of cyanotypes are made from personal collections: I gather flora and fauna by intuitive selection (usually on long walks in different environments). The collections are made on a single day, and the objects are pressed or dried, and then laid out on light-sensitive paper (coated in cyanotype solution). I arrange them in a non-hierarchical format, creating a personal taxonomy. Selected prints have been made based on collections from Paris, France, Hudson, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Bristol, RI, Power Island in Lake Michigan, and Mildred’s Lane, PA.

Each cyanotype is printed on watercolor rag paper, and is inherently unique. To introduce some tension, the colors are organized in reference to Sonia Delaunay‘s color theory of Simultanisme, which speaks to the rhythm and poetry inherent to color theory. Sonia and her husband Robert Delaunay developed this practice of overlapping planes of color at the turn of the 20th century, in response to Michel Eugène Chevreul’s 1839 book De la Loi du Contraste Simultanée des Couleurs (On the Law of the Simultaneous Contrast of Colours).

I find these ongoing prints to be a great way to synthesize themes in my wide-ranging practice, encapsulating found-object collection and display, composition, and a love of color.