Original, circular mixed media, copper leaf cyanotype. Hand-brush coated. Hand finished with variegated Italian copper leaf. Handprinted on handmade 100% recycled cotton rag paper.
This artwork was inspired by Amelia Earhart, the pioneering female aviator and advocate for gender equality and defying cultural norms.
Bust of Amelia (Over The Setting Sun) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of fashion portraiture and illustrations of birds. The digital negative was then contact printed onto hand shaped circular paper that had been hand-brushed with chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to light, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour, pressed dry and then hand finished with Italian copper leaf that's been treated with an oxidisation and acid wash before applying.
Dimensions - 300mm diameter (unframed) 385mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face
Paper - Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper: 320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough
Mount - It is recommended to float mount this piece when framing.
Framing - This artwork is sold as framed or unframed. To have your item circular framed by us please choose the framing option, or get in touch if you wish to explore different framing options. We have good relationships with expert framers - we can arrange for the perfect frame or simply offer free advice.
Framing takes approximately 1-2 weeks and is available for collection or delivery.
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An Original Chloe McCarrick
Optional Circular Frame
Developed in Sunlight
Finished with Italian copper leaf
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic
During an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared
Amelia was a pioneer and an advocate for women's rights during her lifetime
Optional circular frames are hand-crafted in a London workshop
Finished with anti-reflective, UV protected museum grade glazing
Float mounted and recommended 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