Framed original copper cyanotype. Hand finished with chemical treated copper leaf. Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.
This artwork was inspired by Greek mythological goddess Philomela's story of transformation into a nightingale, uncovering the strength of feminine power, overcoming adversity and a celebration of the human body and spirit.
Flight Of Philomela At Sunset was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture and illustrations of a nightingale, combined with the surface textures from a Polaroid photogram.The large scale digital negative was then contact printed onto handmade paper, brush coated with light sensitive chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to daylight, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour, pressed dry and then hand finished with chemical and heat treated copper leaf.
Dimensions - 148mm diameter (unframed) 210mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 13mm frame face
Paper - Handprinted on handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 150gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough
Mount - It is recommended to keep this piece float mounted when framing.
Framing -This artwork is sold framed.
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Frames are handmade to house the piece. Float mounted in a bespoke, handmade small circular frame. The frame is a deep box frame, museum grade, UV protected, anti reflective glass fronted and with a smooth black finish.
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