STELLAR SPECTRA AND THE ROAD MAP TO THE MOON

Original Cyanotype On Computer Punch Card

Medium: 356mm x 280mm
£295
Inspiration:
Katherine Johnson and Hypatia Of Alexandria
Year: 2022
Materials:
Cyanotype, vintage computer punch cards
Dimensions:
356mm x 280mm (Double window mounted)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. 

Hypatia was one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. She is a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Katherine Johnson broke boundaries and paved the way for women in stem, throughout her extraordinary career. The space agency noted her historical role as one of the first African American women to work for NASA, earning a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped pioneer the use of computers to perform tasks.

Technique
Stellar Spectra And The Road Map To The Moon 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, illustrations of lunar cycles, photographs of a NASA rocket and halo made of golden rods and NASA logo.

After coating the vintage computer punch cards with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The cards are processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution, then hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once dry, the cards are window mounted.

Dimensions
Unmounted:  85mm x 187.3mm
Mounted:    356mm x 280mm  

Paper
Vintage computer programming punch cards: 
100gsm / Found material / Recycled / Ink Printed Numbers / PH Neutral / Smooth

Mount
Window mounted cyanotypes. The artwork floats just above a soft-white/ cream mount board with a double window mount showcasing the punch card 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.

Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Love It Or Return Within 30 Days
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.
Usually Dispatched Within 24 Hours
In Stock
In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by respected academic and tragic heroine Hypatia and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson. 

Hypatia was one of the last great thinkers of ancient Alexandria, she was one of the first women to study and teach mathematics, philosophy and astronomy. She is a feminist icon and empowering role model for female intellectuals in modern times.

Katherine Johnson broke boundaries and paved the way for women in stem, throughout her extraordinary career. The space agency noted her historical role as one of the first African American women to work for NASA, earning a reputation for mastering complex manual calculations and helped pioneer the use of computers to perform tasks.

Technique
Stellar Spectra And The Road Map To The Moon 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, illustrations of lunar cycles, photographs of a NASA rocket and halo made of golden rods and NASA logo.

After coating the vintage computer punch cards with light-sensitive chemistry, they are left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negatives are contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The cards are processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution, then hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once dry, the cards are window mounted.

Dimensions
Unmounted:  85mm x 187.3mm
Mounted:    356mm x 280mm  

Paper
Vintage computer programming punch cards: 
100gsm / Found material / Recycled / Ink Printed Numbers / PH Neutral / Smooth

Mount
Window mounted cyanotypes. The artwork floats just above a soft-white/ cream mount board with a double window mount showcasing the punch card 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.

Delivery Costs
Free UK Delivery On This Artwork
 

Small
 Goods*

Unframed
Art

Framed Art
(XS, S)
Framed Art
(M, L, XL)
UK £2.95 FREE FREE FREE
US / Canada $15.95 FREE FREE FREE
Europe €11.95 €19.95 €19.95 €39.95
Rest of World  £9.95 £29.95 £29.95 £49.95

 

*Small Goods: Includes Postcards, Jewellery, Totes

Please note: Shipping charges are set in GBP£ and converted with the current live exchange rate. There may be occasions when there is a very small difference between the advertised cost and the actual shipping cost at checkout.

 

Dispatch
Usually Dispatched Within 24 Hours
In Stock
In Stock
This item is in stock, and usually dispatched within 24 hours of your order.
Beautfully Packaged
All Chloe McCarrick fine art is expertly and beautifully packaged with the upmost care.
Tracked Deliveries
Deliveries are tracked and we will email you the tracking number once your item has been dispatched.

Estimated Delivery Times

UK 3-5 Days
US / Canada 5-7 Days
Europe 5-7 Days
Rest of World 7-10 Days

Returns
Love It Or Return Within 30 Days
If you're not 100% happy with your new artwork, return within 30 days for a full refund or exchange with any other artwork. Read returns policy.

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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