I made these prints in August, when a combination of record high temperatures and humidity had me checking each day for the predicted heat index, an indicator of how unbearable outdoor activity would be. They were an experiment in combining wet process cyanotype with solar dye printing, and have a bit of an apocalyptic edge to their beauty. The patchwork of silks adds to the shimmer and intensity.
Wet cyanotype/solar dye prints on cotton, silk fabrics, stitching.
Size: 54"h x 51"w
For Sale: $6,700
SAQA Journal, Feature Article Capturing the light, reflecting nature, by Cindy Grisdela, Volume 29 No. 3, Fall 2019