HYPATIA'S STAR MAP

Original Cyanotype On Fabric

Medium: 285mm diameter
£260 £325
Inspiration:
Hypatia Of Alexandria
Year: 2021
Materials:
Cyanotype, Handmade crotchet doily 
Dimensions:
285mm diameter (Unframed)
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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's Star Map 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 antique crotchet doily with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the fabric 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:  285mm diameter
Framed:      

Paper
Handmade antique crotchet doily: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton / 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.

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's Star Map 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 antique crotchet doily with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the fabric 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:  285mm diameter
Framed:      

Paper
Handmade antique crotchet doily: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton / 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.

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


Exposed
In Sunlight


Hand-brush
Coated

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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