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Ferns II

11” x 14” Cyanotype dyptych on watercolor paper. I created a series of dimensional silhouettes of ferns, bleaching them to create a natural, textured image.


Cyanotype is a 170 year old photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive dark blue. This process uses the power of the sun and iron salt solutions .

The botanist Anna Atkins used the cyanotype printing process in 1843 to create an album of algae specimens. She produced the images by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper; this process is called a photogram. She is regarded as the first female photographer.


Ferns II

  • 11” x 14” Cyanotype diptych on watercolor paper. 

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