"NO" is a cyanotype artwork that well... says no.
It serves as a reminder, your right to say no.
Represented with dried flowers, their shadows just as beautiful as when they stood fresh and delicate for our pleasure; now hardened, resilient, more adaptable.
In a world full of people telling you to say yes to everything, at the potential expense of everything... remember the value and power of 'No.'
A full sentence. A simple, but complete one. Sometimes all you need to say, especially when it's to honour yourself.
In a world full of YesMen, remember you have your own voice and you can say no.
So sure, say yes, if you mean yes. But remember that it is your right to say no if you mean no... not politely laughing off the question or agreeing at the cost of your mental/physical health or hating yourself. And maybe no one ever told you that as a little girl; we were taught to 'be polite' and 'do as you're told' because 'its nice to make other people feel good'.
The artwork is approx. A3, and is sold unframed.
Why not add an A3 magnetic print hanger?
"NO" (A3 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.