I love cyanotype! 💙 It's one of my favorite historical processes. The blue hue cannot be ignored! It's so beautiful. Also, it's a process that truly lends itself to contact printing even with living vegetation. I experimented with this in graduate school and was really impressed with the results of this process on silk. My plans are to create more of these. 💙💙💙
TThis cyanotype was printed on top of green satin, creating a two-tone / ombre effect. This is one of my favorite surprises from this series of experiments.
TI used various species of fern & agonis to get this delicate print. 💙💙💙
II just cannot get over the shape of the maiden hair fern & the delicacy of the agonis. The process is so very satisfying. Some may view if to be too simplistic but I believe it allows for greater experimentation & innovation. Cyan is the jumping-off point.
Stay tuned for more fun with chemistry, textile, & botany! 💙
Photography Sarah Oden