Cyanotype on Silk and Hemp Muslin
I've been a Cyanotype devotee for many years. During the Pandemic lock-down, I returned to the delight of hand-coating, hand-printing and relaxing as sunshine processes one-of-a-kind works of art. This time, beyond watercolor paper, beautiful fabrics are my muse. Maybe the blue reflects - in some small way - how we are all dealing/feeling/reeling from Covid-19.
Cyanotype is a printing process dating back to the 1850s. I hand-coated Silk AND Hemp Muslin fabrics with photosensitive chemicals; Converted my photograph to a digital negative, sandwich the fabric and negative, and expose with sunlight. While the negative may be used again, each print will differ slightly: The time of day, the time of year, can alter the exposure. I do love the unique character that develops!
In addition to traditional Cyanotype chemicals, I discovered beautiful photosensitive dye! (Many colors, but I do fancy the lovely violet.)
Madonna of Saint George Chapel (Padua, Italy) on Hemp/Muslin | Cyanotype
JoannKeane Photography on Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Silk, Slate & Stone ♡ Artists in North Carolina
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
My botanical imagery collection opens a lens into the beauty encompassed within these gardens, as nature's beauty exposes your senses to a keen landscape awash in picturesque moments. My flower & butterfly imagery - all photographed in Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden - can be purchased in their Garden Store.
- Glass Charcuterie Boards
- Ceramic tile printed and inlaid in wooden boxes
- Ceramic tile snuggled in bamboo trivet/frame
- Slate! Printing on Slate!
Images are hand printed with a unique process using dye, not ink. As a result, each image is a one-of-a-kind photo-artistic keepsake.
Available at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
8500 South New Hope Road. Belmont, NC 28012