Original mixed media cyanotype. Finished with a deckled edge. Printed on handmade recycled cotton rag paper.
This artwork was inspired by Gertrude Ederle, American competition swimmer, record breaker and Olympic medalist.
Earning her nickname Queen of The Waves, Ederle’s defiant spirit shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened the doors for generations of women to come when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926.
Queen Of The Waves Studywas created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, hand-embellished swimsuits and a repeated photogram of preserved sea urchin shells.
After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. It can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours.
Dimensions - 148mm diameter (unframed) 210mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 13mm frame face
Mount - We use float mounting for all of our framed cyanotypes. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.
Framing - Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.
Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard.
If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.
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An Original Chloe McCarrick
Bespoke Circular Frame
Developed in Sunlight
From an Original Collage
Bespoke circular frames are hand-crafted in a London workshop
Finished with anti-reflective, UV protected museum grade glazing
Float mounted and chosen specifically to complement the piece
Each Chloe McCarrick cyanotype is an original one of its kind artwork
Female empowerment, natural history and science are recurring themes
Constructing narratives from the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women