Original handmade cyanotype print of a spring Crocus.
Hand printed in Herefordshire on uncoated fine art cotton photo rag paper.
Flowers, flora and fauna collected in the grounds of Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire. There is a sweet little patch of Crocus flowers nestled in amongst a sea of Daffodils. Sitting next to a very old Yew tree, overlooking an ancient Cedar.
The grounds here are a real treasure.
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 (unless requested otherwise) and carefully wrapped in acid free tissue paper, in a stiffened envelope. The paper size is 5 x 7" and the mount size 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.