METAMORPHOSIS OF MARIE III

Framed Original 3D Cyanotype

Medium: 385mm Diameter
£550
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Inspiration:
Marie Curie
Year: 2021
Materials:
3D Cyanotype, Handmade Paper 
Dimensions:
385mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Polish-born physicist, chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation, Marie Curie. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and is the only person, male or female, to receive two Nobel Prizes in different scientific fields. Through her legendary achievements in science and an obsessive dedication to her work, Curie set a shining example for future generations of researchers. This chemical heroine was indeed one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.

Technique
Metamorphosis Of Marie III was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photograms made from antique slides of microscopic cells, and a Blue Morpho butterfly combined with 3-D elements made from photographs of various butterfly specimens.

After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper 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.

Once all the prints are dry, the images of butterflies are cut out and the layers set to create the 3D image before framing.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / 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 Polish-born physicist, chemist and a pioneer in the study of radiation, Marie Curie. She was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and is the only person, male or female, to receive two Nobel Prizes in different scientific fields. Through her legendary achievements in science and an obsessive dedication to her work, Curie set a shining example for future generations of researchers. This chemical heroine was indeed one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century.

Technique
Metamorphosis Of Marie III was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, photograms made from antique slides of microscopic cells, and a Blue Morpho butterfly combined with 3-D elements made from photographs of various butterfly specimens.

After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper 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.

Once all the prints are dry, the images of butterflies are cut out and the layers set to create the 3D image before framing.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm frame depth x 18mm frame face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / 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


Bespoke
Round Frame


Exposed
In Sunlight


Hand-brush
Coated

IN THE FRAME

Each round frame is crafted on-site by our London based design team and hand-assembled in our 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.

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