Original circular mixed media copper leaf cyanotype with two-layer gum bichromate overprint. Hand-brush coated. Hand finished with Italian copper leaf. Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.
This work was inspired by Janus, the ancient Roman God of new beginnings. Looking to the past and the future with two faces, it is a representation of duality, transition, growth and time.
Celestial Contemplation (Of The Cosmos) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female portraiture and the surface textures of chemigrams. The digital negative was then contact printed onto handmade, hand shaped paper that had been brush coated with light sensitive cyanotype 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 coated with gum bichromate chemicals and pigments. This was exposed to daylight again and the process repeated two more times to create a three layer coloured print. It was then hand finished with Italian copper leaf.
Dimensions - 550mm diameter (unframed) 700mm diameter (framed), 20mm frame face and 40mm frame depth in a bespoke walnut veneered circular frame
Mount - It is recommended to keep this piece float mounted when framing.
Framing -This artwork is sold unframed. Should you wish to have your item circular framed by us please choose the framing option orget in touch. We have good relationships with expert framers - we can arrange for the perfect frame or simply offer free advice.
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An Original Chloe McCarrick
Optional Circular Frame
Developed in Sunlight
Finished with Italian copper leaf
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
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