Cyanotype 3, Blue Hawaii, 2019
A part of a series of Cyanotype prints connecting to sustainable fashion and nature the Blue Hawaii shirt is painted free hand with cyanotype solution and then embellished with vintage handmade mother of pearl buttons with tender fern leaves from the artist’s garden.
When exposed to the sun’s UV light the images of the fern are photographed by this alternative photographic process that dates back to 1842 when it was first introduced Sir John Herschel. After exposure the ferns are removed and the photographic process stopped in a water bath with hydrogen peroxide before hanging to dry.
The piece measures 11” x 15”. The piece is signed and ships free, unframed.