Original mixed media gold leaf cyanotype.
Hand finished with 22ct yellow gold leaf.
Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper.
This artwork was inspired by anthropomorphism, birds and the Breton striped sweater, in particular, the one worn by James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause.
Golden Merops was created by photographing a hand-cut collage made from fashion portraiture, an illustration of a Bee Eater (Merops in Ancient Greek) and the surface textures from a handmade chemigram. 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, pressed dry and then hand finished with 22ct yellow gold leaf.
Dimensions - 200mm x 200mm (circular)
Paper - Handprinted on handmade ivory recycled cotton rag paper: 320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral/ Rough
Mount - It is recommended to float mount this piece when framing.
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