Original handmade wet cyanotype print of Hollyhock seed head.
Hand printed in Herefordshire on uncoated fine art cotton photo rag paper.
Flowers, flora and fauna collected in the grounds of Kinnersley Castle.
There are some super tall Hollyhocks in the gardens here at Kinnersley, I think our record was 14ft. Such gorgeous flowers, and I really love the seed heads they leave behind in their wake.
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 carefully wrapped in acid free tissue paper, in a stiffened envelope. The paper size is 10 x 8" and the mount size(should you order it mounted) is 14 x 11 ".
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.