SKY ROADS OF THE WORLD STUDY (ODE TO AMY JOHNSON)

Framed Original 3-D Cyanotype

Small: 230mm x 290mm
£465
Inspiration:
Amy Johnson
Year: 2022
Materials:
3D Cyanotype, Handmade Paper, Paper cut collage
Dimensions:
230mm x 290mm x 40mm (Framed)
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Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by pioneering British pilot Amy Johnson. The first woman to qualify as a ground engineer as well as a pilot, and in 1930 became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. During WWII, Amy enlisted as an officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary and was killed in active service.

Amy left behind a legacy that helped shape the course of aviation and society; a legend of a woman who battled the elements in the air and prejudice on the ground earning her a permanent place in the history of aviation and a symbol of adventure, tenacity and courage.

Technique
Sky Roads Of The World (Ode To Amy Johnson) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, illustrations and photographs of birds and moths.

After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are then contact printed onto the paper pieces by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The prints are then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. They can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once dried the individual birds and moths are cut out and mounted onto the print to create a multi-layered, 3-dimensional artwork.

Dimensions
Unframed:  150mm x 210mm
Framed:      230mm x 290mm x 40mm Framed frame depth

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm / 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 pioneering British pilot Amy Johnson. The first woman to qualify as a ground engineer as well as a pilot, and in 1930 became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. During WWII, Amy enlisted as an officer in the Air Transport Auxiliary and was killed in active service.

Amy left behind a legacy that helped shape the course of aviation and society; a legend of a woman who battled the elements in the air and prejudice on the ground earning her a permanent place in the history of aviation and a symbol of adventure, tenacity and courage.

Technique
Sky Roads Of The World (Ode To Amy Johnson) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, illustrations and photographs of birds and moths.

After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are then contact printed onto the paper pieces by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The prints are then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. They can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once dried the individual birds and moths are cut out and mounted onto the print to create a multi-layered, 3-dimensional artwork.

Dimensions
Unframed:  150mm x 210mm
Framed:      230mm x 290mm x 40mm Framed frame depth

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
150gsm / 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
Box Frame


Exposed
In Sunlight


Hand-brush
Coated

IN THE FRAME

Each box 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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