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

Mirror Crab
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
11 x 14 inches
2020
Jacob's Point Constellation
cyanotype, pen and watercolor on rag
22 x 30 inches
2020
Meeting Street
cyanotype, pen and watercolor on rag
22 x 30 inches
2020
Valentine i (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2020
Valentine ii (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2020
Ellsworth (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
18 x 24 inches
2020
Lindqvist Beach (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2018
Coki Point Beach (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2018
Rachel Carson (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Barney's Joy (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Tappen's Beach
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
19 x 24 inches
2018
Giant Allium (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Marissa (SOLD)
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 (PRIVATE COLLECTION)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Horseshoe Crab
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
10 x 12 inches
2019
Pufferfish
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
Jacob's Point
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Good Luck (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hoar Frost
cyanotype, pen and watercolor on bristol plate
10.75 x 14 inches
2018
Goldfinch (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2019
September (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta lll (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta ll (PRIVATE COLLECTION)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Hosta l (PRIVATE COLLECTION)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Sonia (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
9.75 x 12.5 inches
2020
Anemone
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10
2018
Crystals l (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Crystals ll (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Bebimbop
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
9.75 x 12.5 inches
2018
Home l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Mildred's Lane l (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Mildred's Lane ll (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Eucalyptus
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
2017
Museum l
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Bullseye Lilac
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
2018
Museum ll
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Museum lll (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Warren l (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Warren ll (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Cookies l (SOLD)
cyanotype & watercolor on rag
8 x 10 inches
2017
Cookies ll (PRIVATE COLLECTION)
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 intuition (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.