AMELIA AGAINST THE STARS STUDY (No3)

Original Zinc Leaf Cyanotype

Medium: 385mm Diameter
£220
Frame Colour: Unframed
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Inspiration:
Amelia Earhart
Year: 2020
Materials:
Cyanotype, Handmade Paper, Zinc Leaf 
Dimensions:
385mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by pioneering pilot and adventurer extraordinaire Amelia Earhart. Defying gender roles, she built an unorthodox career in a man’s world; she was a compelling force in aviation and women’s rights; diversified her career with lectures, writing, and business ventures. Earhart dared to be different, an inspiring role model for women and one of the most famous flyers of her day.

Technique
Amelia Against The Stars Study (No3) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and hand drawn illustrations of birds.

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. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with hand-painted, chemical and heat-treated zinc leaf.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 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 pioneering pilot and adventurer extraordinaire Amelia Earhart. Defying gender roles, she built an unorthodox career in a man’s world; she was a compelling force in aviation and women’s rights; diversified her career with lectures, writing, and business ventures. Earhart dared to be different, an inspiring role model for women and one of the most famous flyers of her day.

Technique
Amelia Against The Stars Study (No3) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and hand drawn illustrations of birds.

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. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with hand-painted, chemical and heat-treated zinc leaf.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 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

HIGH FLIER

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.

AMELIA AGAINST THE STARS STUDY (No3)AMELIA AGAINST THE STARS STUDY (No3)

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