Beatrix's Fantastical World Study

Framed Original 3-D Cyanotype

Medium: 310mm Diameter
£1,050
Inspiration:
Beatrix Potter
Year: 2023
Materials:
3D Cyanotype, Handmade Paper Cut Layers 
Dimensions:
310mm Diameter (Framed)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by English author, illustrator, conservationist and mycologist Beatrix Potter.

Beloved by generations of readers, she was best known for her children's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." Potter had a deep appreciation of nature and her passion for the natural world played a major role in her life and work. She was an advocate for preserving the natural world and her books featured themes of conservation and environmentalism.

She also had a keen interest in the study of mushrooms and other fungi. She was a member of the british mycological society and her illustrations and scientific drawings of mushrooms and other fungi were highly respected by her peers.

Technique
Beatrix's Fantastical World Study was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photographs and illustrations of flower specimens, animals, butterflies and birds referenced from characters in her books.

After coating the handmade paper and watercolour sheets with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The prints are 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 dried the individual component parts are cut out and mounted onto the print to create a multi-layered, 3-dimensional artwork.

Dimensions
Unframed:  Paper cut out bust
Framed: 310mm diameter x 30mm (Frame Depth)     

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm- 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.

 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Love It Or Return Within 30 Days
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by English author, illustrator, conservationist and mycologist Beatrix Potter.

Beloved by generations of readers, she was best known for her children's books, such as "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." Potter had a deep appreciation of nature and her passion for the natural world played a major role in her life and work. She was an advocate for preserving the natural world and her books featured themes of conservation and environmentalism.

She also had a keen interest in the study of mushrooms and other fungi. She was a member of the british mycological society and her illustrations and scientific drawings of mushrooms and other fungi were highly respected by her peers.

Technique
Beatrix's Fantastical World Study was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photographs and illustrations of flower specimens, animals, butterflies and birds referenced from characters in her books.

After coating the handmade paper and watercolour sheets with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The prints are 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 dried the individual component parts are cut out and mounted onto the print to create a multi-layered, 3-dimensional artwork.

Dimensions
Unframed:  Paper cut out bust
Framed: 310mm diameter x 30mm (Frame Depth)     

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm- 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.

Delivery Costs
 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Dispatch
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Returns
Love It Or Return Within 30 Days


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