HYPATIA'S SCHOLARLY WORLDS (STUDY ON PORCELAIN)

Framed Original Cyanotype On Porcelain

Extra Small: 145mm Diameter
£185
Inspiration:
Hypatia Of Alexandria
Year: 2019
Materials:
Cyanotype, Bisque Fired Paper Porcelain Disc
Dimensions:
145mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Scholarly World's (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures.

After coating the bisque fired paper porcelain with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the porcelain disk by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution and left to soak for 3-4 weeks. It can then be dried, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours.

Dimensions
Unframed:  100mm diameter
Framed:      145mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 11mm frame face

Paper
Hand-shaped, bisque fired, paper porcelain disk: 
3mmm / Cotton Paper Porcelain / Recycled / Bisque Fired / Linen Pressed Texture

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.

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia. One of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. 

Widely known for her love of learning and public speaking, her reputation as a great female scholar, honoured astronomer and prominent thinker, transformed Hypatia into a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Technique
Hypatia Scholarly World's (Study On Porcelain) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, a photogram of a wasp nest combined with hand-painted chemigrams creating planetary structures.

After coating the bisque fired paper porcelain with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the porcelain disk by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution and left to soak for 3-4 weeks. It can then be dried, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours.

Dimensions
Unframed:  100mm diameter
Framed:      145mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 11mm frame face

Paper
Hand-shaped, bisque fired, paper porcelain disk: 
3mmm / Cotton Paper Porcelain / Recycled / Bisque Fired / Linen Pressed Texture

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.

ARTWORK FACTS

Original, liquid emulsion portraits on porcelain. These photographic silver gelatin gals are one of a kind prints on hand-shaped, paper porcelain disks.


An Original
Chloe McCarrick


Bespoke
Round Frame


Developed by
Darkroom Chemisty


Hand-brush
Coated
feather print

IN THE FRAME

Each round frame is crafted on-site and hand-assembled in our London workshop.

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.

ABOUT CHLOE

Chloe McCarrick is an internationally acclaimed artist. Her work has been exhibited at the prestigious Le Salon Des Beaux-Art, Affordable Art Fair, and The Other Art Fair; curated by Saatchi Art, in London, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

McCarrick was nominated as a Rising Star both for Saatchi Art and The Crafts Council UK in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The work is held in collections worldwide, including the permanent heritage collection for Le Salon Des Beaux Arts Foundation in Paris.

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