Original mixed media gold leaf cyanotype. Hand-brush coated. Hand finished with 24ct gold leaf. Mounted. Handprinted on Fabriano Artistico Watercolour paper.
This work was inspired by the Greek mythological story of the transformation of Philomela into a nightingale.
Gilded Transformation (Square) was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of nude portraiture and an illustration of a nightingale. The digital negative was then contact printed onto 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 and hand finished with 24ct gold leaf.
Paper - - Square: 14.7cm x 14.7cm / 5.9in x 5.9in - Handprinted on Fabriano Artistico Watercolour paper: 300gsm / 100% Cotton / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Chlorine Free / Rough Grain / Mould Made
Mount (included) - - Mounted: 20.3cm x 20.3cm/ 8in x 8in - Bespoke mounts are made to order: High Quality / Precision Cut / Bevelled Edged / Soft White / Acid Free PH Neutral / Conservation Quality / 1.4mm Thick / Backed (using same board)
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