I’m really excited to announce my upcoming show at the Umpqua Valley Art Center in Roseburg opening in March. I’m going to turn the space into a blue room of images of Oregon, past and present. My cyanotypes are going to go into the windows of the room. I’ve been doing tests with various Japanese papers to find one that works well with cyanotype. The room is HUGE with 10 windows that are 4 feet wind and 7 feet tall!!!
Here is what my paper needs to be able to do;
keeping the image clear
can withstand washing
won’t tear easily even when wet
will let light through
but not too much light so it will stay legible when the sun hits it
Here are 21 successful 4” x 5” tests, first on the wall and then in the window of my studio. Of course being able to create a 4” x 5” image doesn’t mean the paper is easy to work with when wet once it is 16” x 20”…. A few notes about the process - I used the same negative and exposure time for each test using an exposure unit I built. Cyanotypes are slow compared to some of the UV light sensitive printing methods. Each exposure took 20 mins.
So happy to be so busy creating! More soon!
- Jul 29, 2019 Artist-At-Sea Update! Jul 29, 2019
- Jun 18, 2019 Sitka's Next Artist at Sea Resident – Introducing Sarah Grew Jun 18, 2019
- March 2019
- Jan 16, 2019 Upcoming Show at Umpqua Valley Art Center Jan 16, 2019
- Nov 16, 2018 Open Studio Nov 16, 2018
- August 2018
- Jan 11, 2018 Upcoming Residency at Playa Jan 11, 2018
- Nov 7, 2017 Photography as Drawing at O'Brien Gallery Nov 7, 2017
- October 2017
- May 2, 2017 Open Studio on May 20th May 2, 2017
- February 2017
- Nov 2, 2016 Djerassi Resident Artist Program Nov 2, 2016
- May 20, 2016 Cittá Di Castello Artist In Residence May 20, 2016