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La mélancolie cyanotypes

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.

We Fade – cyanotype on cotton fabric: an inevitable metamorphosis from youth to decay, played by evergreen magnolia leaves.
Les Vagues – cyanotype on cotton fabric: the waves continuously roll in on a tide. They have done so long before we arrived, rolling constantly throughout life, and will continue long after we depart.
Les fleurs du silence – cyanotype on cotton fabric: A lone stem in death still holds on to the memory of tiny flowers against a backdrop of bare inanimate stems that fade into the silent shadows.

cyanotype #fabric #blue #lensless #photography #photogram #sunprint #dadartistsathome #covid19artistsathome #eastcliffcreatives

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Hémisphères

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

Puffin 2020 – collage
Safety of Enclosure 2020 – collage
Hémisphères – collage
For The Birds 2020 – collage
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Geometric Forms

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.

Sol y Sombra – cut paper, A4 size
Intervention – cut paper, A4 size
Dansen op de vulkaan – cut paper, A4 size
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Collage sketchbook

A collage sketchbook 4/20: presenting a series of hand-cut paper collages that document perambulatory explorations of shape, contrast, colour and form. Each layout is arranged upon an A5 sketchbook page, creating some foundations of language for further development into larger scale works using mixed-media, print and paint. #collage #paper #covid19artistsathome #artistsathome #sketchbook

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A new mini-poster series

A new mini-poster series has just become available this weekend. Each 16×12 inch (30x40cm) c-type photograph is professionally printed on Fuji Velvet flat matt paper, displayed with a (40x50cm) mount to fit a standard 40x50cm frame. Ten images are currently available in this format, limited to 15 examples each, with further designs in planning. This initial series will shortly be available to purchase directly from my studio shop (https://miketedder.net/shop), but in the meantime do drop me a message should you find a particular image of interest.
The current range of mini-posters available are illustrated here:

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb (2019)

Cyanotype triptych exposed across three A4 sheets of sensitised cotton fabric with a 20min exposure.
Conversations from the series ‘A Beautiful Decay’.