ENDURING WINTER (ODE TO SYLVIA)

Original Cyanotype

Large: 385mm x 665mm
£595
Frame Colour: Unframed

Original, mixed media cyanotype.
Finished with a deckled edge.
Printed on handmade recycled cotton rag paper. 

This artwork is inspired by Sylvia Plath and her Bee Sequence poems found in 'Ariel,' she considered this to be her best work.

 

Enduring Winter (Ode To Sylvia) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture and photograms of pressed linaria blossoms and bees.   

The digital negative was then contact printed onto hand made paper that had been brush coated with chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to light, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour and pressed dry.

 

Dimensions - 335mm x 575mm (Unframed) 385mm x 665mm (framed) x 35mm frame depth

Paper - Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper: 320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Rough

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 framed by us please choose the framing option or get in touch. We have good relationships with expert framers - we can arrange for the perfect frame or simply offer free advice.

Artwork will be float mounted in a deep, white box frame. 40mm border, White W4 frame, white spacers and anti reflective uv protected museum glass.

SKU - R1 

  

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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Sylvia Plath, a great American poet, novelist, and short-story writer.

In the autumn of 1962, only four months before her death the following February, Sylvia Plath wrote this cluster of extraordinary poems about Bees. The bee poems portray the poet briefly freed from her bell jar, her eye of the tornado. Chronicling the care and nurturing of a hive and its residents, it shows Plath at her most grounded.

Technique
Enduring Winter (Ode To Sylvia) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture combined with photograms of pressed linaria blossom stems and preserved bees.

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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  335mm x 575mm
Framed:      385mm x 665mm x 35mm depth

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.

Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

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Framed Art
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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
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.
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In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
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 Sylvia Plath, a great American poet, novelist, and short-story writer.

In the autumn of 1962, only four months before her death the following February, Sylvia Plath wrote this cluster of extraordinary poems about Bees. The bee poems portray the poet briefly freed from her bell jar, her eye of the tornado. Chronicling the care and nurturing of a hive and its residents, it shows Plath at her most grounded.

Technique
Enduring Winter (Ode To Sylvia) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture combined with photograms of pressed linaria blossom stems and preserved bees.

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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  335mm x 575mm
Framed:      385mm x 665mm x 35mm depth

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.

Delivery Costs
Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

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
Usually Dispatched Within 24 Hours
In Stock
In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
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
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.

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


Optional
Box Frame


Exposed
In Sunlight


Hand-brush
Coated

IN THE FRAME

Each box frame is crafted on-site, assembled and artwork fitted by our London based framing team.

Creating beautiful, bespoke hand-finished picture frames in a variety of woods, wide selection of profiles and high quality paint finishes to perfectly compliment the artwork.

All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV light blocking conservation glazing as standard, protecting from sun damage and guaranting reflection-free, enhanced clarity performance.

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