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 Marie Curie, double Nobel Prize winner who changed the world with her pioneering work on studying radioactivity and research into cancer treatments. Symbolised here by cells and butterflies, they represent endurance, change, hope and life cycles.
Circular Nobel Marie (No 2) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture, a blue morpho butterfly and hand illustrations of cells. 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 unframed. Should you wish to have your item circular framed by us please chosse 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.
Framing takes approximately 2-4 weeks and is available for collection or delivery cost will be calculated on weight.
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An Original Chloe McCarrick
Optional Circular Frame
Developed in Sunlight
Finished with Italian copper leaf
Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity
She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to win the Prize in two different scientific fields
She founded the Curie Institutes, which remain major centres of medical research today
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