Quatre études (2020): black acrylic marker on Khadi paper with some collage and overlay, A4 size.
Happy World Cyanotype Day! It’s finally here and there have been so many gorgeous entries. My cyanotype for ‘Interconnected’ has now been added to the gallery and can be viewed with all the fantastic 2020 entries and wonderfully varied forms of cyanotypes here:
https://www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/gallery-by-process/world-cyanotype-day-2020/ for World Cyanotype Day. A huge thanks to Alternative Photography for hosting and let’s make this the BIGGEST World Cyanotype Day EVER!
In the half-light: half–light (noun) /ˈhæfˌlaɪt/ Brit /ˈhɑːfˌlaɪt/ dim grayish light / the half-light of early morning (the dull grey light you see when it is almost dark but not completely dark) At dusk, where the shadows deepen and spirits play. (Nikon FE + Nikkor 20mm/ Ilford XP2) Copped Hall Estate, nr. Epping, Essex.
#walkabout #shadows #halflight #dusk #fade #eerie #atmosphere #architecture #building #film #photography
Recent sunshine has aided the development of some new image making using cyanotype treated cotton fabric with its rich deep ultramarine hues. The photograms collectively connect with a sense of loss, of passing and quiet melancholy that can be glimpsed lying just under the surface of contemporary experience. This is not so much about sorrowful songs but more the realisation of the existence of a new reality: the ‘new normal’. Ideas and images develop against the backdrop of a contemplative blues tinted landscape.
cyanotype #fabric #blue #lensless #photography #photogram #sunprint #dadartistsathome #covid19artistsathome #eastcliffcreatives
A new series of collages have been coalescing layer by layer within the studio over recent days. Coloured by a palette of black, greys magenta and red, the images develop through a playful experimentation with geometric shapes. Natural forms, the warming of earth, birdsong in lock-down and the sense of safety from being inside, while outside a viral storm rages – this strange year of 2020 seems to present an inescapable narrative. #covid19artistsathome
Three experiments from yesterday’s zoom drawing club meet up: initially cutting-out freehand objects and the re-positioning of geometric forms. Fluid layouts encouraged subsequent reassessments, with explorations of shape and negative space floating upon a mid-grey paper (Clairefontaine Gris). Finally with a spray of adhesive the position of elements within the paper collages was fixed.