Framed, original circular cyanotype and gum bichromate overprint.
Hand finished with burnt sienna gum bichromate overprint.
Handprinted on hand shaped bisque fired porcelain disk.
This artwork was inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's gothic novel Frankenstein, the popular scientific theories of the time and the relationships between electricity, reanimation and life and death states.
Mary's Modern Prometheus (Study On Porcelain) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female portraiture, hand printed paper negatives of petri dish cultures and microscopic cell structures and an illustration of a fox skull. The digital negative was then contact printed onto hand shaped, bisque fired porcelain disk brush coated with cyanotype chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to light, the piece was washed and soaked for 3-4 weeks to develop a pale cyan blue colour, air dried and then the process repeated with a gum bichromate over printed layer.
Dimensions - 130mm diameter (unframed) 210mm diameter (framed)
Substrate - Handprinted onto 3mm thick bisque fired, hand shaped paper porcelain disk, linen pressed texture.
Mount - It is recommended to keep this piece float mounted when framing.
Framing - This artwork is sold framed. Should you wish to have your item circular framed differently by us please get 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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