Original handmade wet cyanotype print of delicate little ornamental rose leaves.
Hand printed in Herefordshire on uncoated fine art cotton photo rag paper.
Flowers, flora and fauna collected in the grounds of Kinnersley Castle. The little rose these leaves were taken from sits next to an ancient Yew hedge and a sweet little pond, overlooking a great Cedar tree. They are the sweetest little yellow roses, so delicate.
For as long as I can remember, I have collected little treasures from nature when walking, and spending time exploring the beautiful countryside around me. Drawn to the many shapes and textures that abound when you really start to look. I like to seek and feel immersion in my surrounding environment.
Making these cyanotype prints using the materials I find is a way of holding those treasures still and preserving them, creating them in a new image.
The print will be sent mounted and carefully wrapped in acid free tissue paper, in a stiffened envelope. The print size is 7 x 5 ", the mount is 7 x 9".
I use Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper for all of my cyanotype work. This is a high quality paper recommended for this particular process.
Cyanotype is an historic photographic process discovered in 1842, and I love being connected to the very beginnings of photography with this process. The work of 19th century Botanist Anna Atkins is also very inspiring.