QUEEN OF THE WAVES IN GOLD

Framed Original Gold Cyanotype

Medium: 385mm Diameter
£475
Inspiration:
Gertrude Ederle
Year: 2021
Materials:
Cyanotype, Handmade Paper, 24-carat Gold Leaf 
Dimensions:
385mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Gertrude Ederle, American competition swimmer, record breaker and Olympic medalist.

Earning her nickname Queen of The Waves, Ederle’s defiant spirit shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened the doors for generations of women to come when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926.

Technique
Gertie (Queen Of The Waves) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, hand-embellished swimsuits, a repeated photogram of preserved sea urchin shells and an antique specimen tag from a dolphins spine. 

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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm depth x 18mm 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 Gertrude Ederle, American competition swimmer, record breaker and Olympic medalist.

Earning her nickname Queen of The Waves, Ederle’s defiant spirit shattered centuries of stereotypes and opened the doors for generations of women to come when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926.

Technique
Gertie (Queen Of The Waves) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, hand-embellished swimsuits, a repeated photogram of preserved sea urchin shells and an antique specimen tag from a dolphins spine. 

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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm depth x 18mm 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-finished with
Gold Leaf

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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