ODE TO FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (IN COPPER)

Original Copper Leaf Cyanotype

Medium: 210mm x 300mm
£96 £175
Inspiration:
Florence Nightingale
Year: 2020
Materials:
Cyanotype, Handmade Paper, Copper Leaf 
Dimensions:
210mm x 300mm (Unframed)
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by was inspired by Florence Nightingale. An iconic figure in Victorian culture, a social reformer, statistician and revolutionary in professional modern nursing.

Technique
Ode To Florence Nightingale (In Copper) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a Turkish lantern, illustrated coxcomb charts, handwritten poem and painted light silhouettes.

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 and hand finished with chemically painted copper leaf.

Dimensions
Unframed:  210mm x 300mm
Framed:      

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough

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.

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by was inspired by Florence Nightingale. An iconic figure in Victorian culture, a social reformer, statistician and revolutionary in professional modern nursing.

Technique
Ode To Florence Nightingale (In Copper) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a Turkish lantern, illustrated coxcomb charts, handwritten poem and painted light silhouettes.

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 and hand finished with chemically painted copper leaf.

Dimensions
Unframed:  210mm x 300mm
Framed:      

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough

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.

ARTWORK FACTS

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.


An Original
Chloe McCarrick


Exposed
In Sunlight


Hand-finished with
Copper Leaf

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