Harvest | Carrots in the Garden | Cyanotype Print

Category Art Art Prints

Current price $75.00

Listing type Fixed Price Item

Location Charlotte, North Carolina 282** US

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Size Small (up to 12in.)

Region Of Origin North Carolina, USA

Handmade Yes

Artist Joann S. Keane

Production Technique Cyanotype

Country/Region Of Manufacture United States

Style Cyanotype

Material Cotton Fabric, Carrot Stalks

Theme Art

Personalize No

Type Cyanotype

Features Framed

Image Orientation Portrait

Subject Gardens

Culture Alternative Process Art

Width (Inches) 5

Listed By Artist

Original/Licensed Reprint Original

Year Of Production 2020

Date Of Creation 2020

Color Cyan Blue, Orange

Unit Of Sale Single-Piece Work

Original/Licensed Reproduction Original

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Literally Fresh From The Garden!
Pulling carrots end of season* I looked closer at the tops and thought, how might this look as a cyanotype print? Pretty good, I'd say! This is an original, one-of-a-kind. Only one orange print from the aforementioned carrot top was printed from these leaves. I made others prints from different carrot tops: They are like snowflakes. All snow, but no two alike.
I used an orange cotton fabric coated with cyanotype chemicals. This allowed the orange to come through the cyanotype-treated fabric. Orange seems appropriate for carrots. I use interfacing on the back of the image for fabric stability.
5x5 original cyanotype an 8x10 frame.
The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process, was first introduced by John Herschel (1792 – 1871) in 1842. Sir John was an astronomer, trying to find a way of copying his notes.
One of the first to put the cyanotype process to use was Anna Atkins (1799-1871), who in October 1843 became the first person to produce and photographically illustrated a book using cyanotypes. Anna Atkins was a botanist. Her book uses 424 cyanotypes (or as they were known then: “shadowgraphs”). The book was called “British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions”. It was printed privately and issued in several parts over ten years.
_Sooooo_... I share the belief that Anna Atkins WAS the first female photographer! My garden carrots are an homage to this trailblazer.
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*Update: September 2021.

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