ENLIGHTEN

A beautiful selection of images submitted from around the globe in celebration of World Cyanotype Day 2022.


Artist: Colin Penley

Title: “Revenant"


Description: Wet Cyanotype with turmeric over a cyanotype made with a paper negative on watercolor paper sewn with purple thread.


Contact: Instagram: @cyan_pen


 

Artist: Jessica Hodgson

Title: "Forest Dreaming"


Description: This composition involved layers of glass and native Australian ferns with soap on cotton fabric. Those purples bring me enlightenment of where I can push my creativity next.


Contact: jessicarosehodgson@gmail.com

www.bluebowerart.com or facebook.com/bluebowerartstudio


 

Artist: Andie Dale

Title: Untitled


Description: It's a layered wet Cyanotype using a template of a figure and feathers (found while walking locally). No particular inspiration other than I work at a faith school as a TA and I noticed feathers there the other day and (for some reason) thought "angel". Probably because I was watching some Year 7s at the time and some really need a guardian angel as they settle in to high school.


 

Artist: David Lowe

Title: ‘Enlightened Stained-Glass Window’


Description: An image of the stained glass window on a digital transfer film was used. A heavy duty watercolour paper was used (300gsm) which had been primed with three acrylic colours, Burnt Umber, Turquoise and Cyan in three separate equal areas.

The cyanotype coated paper was exposed to a UV lamp for 35 mins.

The print was developed using 60ml of lime juice in a litre of tap water followed by two washes in tap water.

The print was finally toned using white wine for 60 mins.

The inspiration came from a visit to a church in the centre of Liverpool which had been bombed during WW2 and remained in that state today. The church is St Luke’s and is known as the ‘Bombed Out Church’. None of the stained glass remains today except for small remnants which survived the bombing.


IG: @handalteredphotomontages


 

Artist: Melanie J. Rice

Title: "Babymaker"


Description: Traditional cyanotype from digital negative. This image is part of a series of images that examines and challenges issues that women face. Perhaps it may enlighten.


IG: @Denverstreetphotog


 


Artist: Dagmar Zimmer

Title: “World”


Description: A print (size A3) created in stormy weather with plants from the Botanical Garden in Berlin.


Contact: www.dagmarzimmer.de

IG: @dagmar.zim

VERO @dagmarzimmer


 


Artist: RemiJin Camping

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


Contact: www.remijin.com


 

Artist: Theresa Afcha

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram



 

Artist: Sara Kurz


(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Jan Tajnic

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Anne Lamont

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Veronica Ospina

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 


Artist: Lilly Bouza

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Bruna Marcon Weber

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Vanessa Acevedo

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Nicole Lentz

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 

Artist: Lilly Vue

(Educator: RemiJin Camping, Assistant Professor of Photography

Barry University/Fine Arts-Photography, Miami Shores, FL)

Title: Untitled


Description: Photogram


 


Artist: Fidan Nazim qizi

Title: "Into my world"


Description: Description: I am from Baku, Azerbaijan. I study Cyanotype, an alternative process, and I do printing at my home laboratory. Also I do at my home laboratory aged handmade prints with coffee on vintage papers. Cyanotype photography has a very deep place in my life. I am very happy to spend my time on one photo and the photo is engraved directly on the paper in front of my eyes. The small house laboratory I have already built is a garden of my world of photography. This garden takes me to the past, to a great distance. I'm using negative paper also toned with coffee and black tea.


Contact: https://linktr.ee/FidanNazimqizi


 


Artist: Stefan Kamenov

Title: “Portrait of Traiana Panayotova, painter and sculptor”


Contact: https://stefankamenov.com/

https://cyanography.eu/


 

Name: Margaret E. Murray

Title: "A Window in Your Heart"


Description: This photogram cyanotype was made by the sun in San Francisco, California in July 2022 on BFK Rives paper with some turmeric accents.


IG: @memprintmaker


 

Artist: Marie-Anne Letarte

Title: “Breakthrough”


Description: This print is called « Breakthrough », it’s a painted cyanotype solution and folded to make a Rorschach, then exposed with foliage on top.

This image suggests the therapeutic process of psychotherapy and the enlightenment it provides.

It is printed on 11 x 17 inches cold press water colour with lots of texture.


 

Artist: Jukka A Korhonen

Title: "5 Miles Out"


Description: Cyanotype


Contact: www.jukkakorhonen.com


 

Artist: Robert A Schaefer, Jr.

Title: “Betty”


Description: Betty" was created by first making a lumen print with commercial photopaper and then coating the lumen print with Cyanotype Synthesizer, putting digital negatives, plants and other objects on top before putting it in the sun and then processing it in water.


Contact: https://www.schaeferphoto.com


 

Artist: Kristine Sargsyan

Title: "Grapes"


Description: This piece is a cyanotype on paper.


Contact: https://www.instagram.com/christin.sargsyan/


 

Artist: Jane Fulton Alt

Title: “The Blues with a touch of Red"


Description: mixed media combined with player piano rolls and red thread


Contact: http://www.JaneFultonAlt.com


 

Artist: db Dennis Waltrip

Title: “Asemic Study in Cyanotype”


Description: This is asemic writing, using concentrated cyanotype chemicals applied with an eye dropper to watercolor paper. Exposure approximately 72 hours.


Contact: www.dbicreate.com

IG: @db.icreate

FB: https://www.facebook.com/db.icreate


 

Artist: Walt Polley

Title: “Let There Be Light”


Description: This 5x7 inch (approximately B6) cyanotype print was made with the classic cyanotype formula and p Fidan Nazim qizirinted on 8x10 inch (approximately A4) Bergger COT 320 paper. The digital negative was made using a hand adjusted curve based on Peter Mrhrar and his free Easy Digital Negative (EDN) process. The digital negative was printed using a Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer and generic inkjet transparency medium. The cyanotype print was exposed in a homemade enclosure containing ten 15-watt UV tubes.


Contact: https://www.flickr.com/photos/walt_polley/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/walt_polley/


 

Artist: Laura Kivela Schroeder

Title: "Enlighten"


Description: I'm always on the lookout for interesting shapes in my day-to-day life. Lately I've been using the skeletons of upcycled paper envelopes that are left after I've cut as many small hearts from them as I can for the notes I put in my husband's lunch bag every day. I also used some dried, pressed plant matter. My inspirations were love, light, and nature.


Contact: https://lschroede6.wixsite.com/laurakschroeder


 

Artist: Dimas Melfi

Title: "Hummingbirds in My Window"


Description: This piece is a cyanotype on lace paper doily. Printed from negative, the original photo is analog (35mm color film).

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/dimasmelfi/


 

Artist: Laure Martin

Title: “Enlighten La Teste "


Description: with images of old maps preserved by archive services. As my previous job was genealogist, I am fascinated by old papers aesthetic.

The map I have chosen dates from 18th century. It shows a forest in my neighborhood, La Teste, destroyed this summer (2022) by fire. Although it was at 50 km from my home, I have seen and smelled smokes. It made me really sad, and I felt ashamed of our common responsibility on climate change. By putting a candle behind the hole, I wanted to change shame into hope and enlighten the future with the past.


Contact: https://www.lauremartin.fr/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/lauremartincreations/


 

Artist: Graciana Piaggio

Title: “Josefina, 2022"


Description: Printed from negative. Piezography inks.


Contact: http://gracianapiaggio.com


 

Artist: Julia H. Sumangil


IG: @juliasumangil

 

Artist: Ruchita Madhok

Title: "Under the Bodhi Tree"


Description: The leaf used in this artwork is known as the peepal leaf here in India. The fig tree is sacred to many people, with many cultures holding that the tree represents one’s ancestors and that worshipping the tree in the morning brings harmony to one's daily actions. It is said that the Buddha attained enlightenment under one such tree and it came to be known as the Bodhi Tree. This artwork is made from a leaf slowly rotted over a period of weeks until it's delicate skeleton was exposed and ready for use as a print.


Contact: www.instagram.com/ruchitamadhok


 

Artist: Blackthorn

Title: “Dawn”


Description: Cyanotype contact printed on fired stoneware.


 

Please see "ENLIGHTEN Part 2" for more.




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