The photographs that make up this collage were taken some time ago on a Pentax K1000. Yes, that means on film folks!
The cyanotype solution is light yellow before exposure to the sun, an live green afterwards. For all the slight difference in color between the shaded areas and the exposed areas before rinsing, the final image was highly contrasted.
I originally intended to paint areas out completely with the white gesso, but I like the hints of sunlight and shadow that come through. It still highlights the strange forms of fallen trees which was my main intention. I confess to having been influenced by seeing the erased photographs of Emilio Isgrò at Rome’s Galleria […]
I lived in Shetland for four of my teenage years. A set of windswept, treeless islands where the North Sea meets the Atlantic, north of Scotland, south of Iceland. I used copies of photographs I took back then for this collage; back in the days of film. They are pasted to canvas on card.
I saw these beautifully wrapped and arranged stone slabs on a dig site in Rome. Such care was taken and yet they have clearly been there some time since the weeds (or are they wild flowers?) have taken over the spaces between them. They made me think of .