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"A summer's garden" is a cyanotype artwork that playfully captures the shadows of a a range of wild and cultivated plants; formed under a blazing sun & preserved forever in this cameraless photograph.


The background has a range of deep blue tones, created in the sensitiser coating stage by applying several layers and building depth with different brushstrokes. Plants include (but are not limited to) fennel, passion fruit, wild grasses, dill, etc.  The tiny specs are a dusting of pollen on the page, as if scattering in the breeze.


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The artwork is approx. A4, and is sold unframed.

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"A summer's garden" (A4 cyanotype)

  • Cyanotype is a photographic technique dating back to the 1800s - it is a method of capturing shadows on a light-sensitive page: when sunlight/UV light is introduced, areas of shadow remain the white of the page, and areas touched by the light undergo a chemical reaction, transforming into beautiful shades of blue once washed.

    Much like how flowers of the same variety grow in their own unique ways, cyanotypes are all unique, even when created in the same way, with the same tools - that's the magic of the cameraless photography process, it's always a bit of a surprise outcome, and that's why I love it!

  • It is normal for these artworks to incur some small dents along the way due to the washing/processing techniques; these may have been cut off, so your print will be slightly smaller than A4/A3, or they may have been left in situ as part of the character and history of the piece. Every effort is made to ensure the best outcome for each artwork.

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