The Age Of Discovery (Ode To Maria Merian)

Framed Original 3D Cyanotype

Large: 600mm Diameter
£3,495
Inspiration:
Maria Sibylla Merian
Year: 2023
Materials:
3D Cyanotype, Handmade Paper, Paper cut Collage
Dimensions:
600mm (Frame Diameter) x 30mm (Depth)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneering woman in art, science, and business. 

From an early age Merian was an accomplished painter of flowers and insects and an entomologist, possessing a great ability to move between art and science. Fusing artistic endeavour and nature observation, her fascinating paintings defied Victorian categorisation. They are a fitting monument to such an unusual figure whose life, too, was a blaze of colour making her one of the greatest artist‑naturalists of her time.

Technique
The Age Of Discovery (Ode To Maria Merian) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and photograms and photographs of flower specimens, silk moths and cocoons.

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 prints are 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 dried the individual butterflies and flowers are cut out and mounted to create the multi-layered paper cut diorama, hand finished with natural pearls.

Dimensions
Unframed:  
Framed:      600mm diameter x 30mm depth x 22mm 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.

 

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
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 Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneering woman in art, science, and business. 

From an early age Merian was an accomplished painter of flowers and insects and an entomologist, possessing a great ability to move between art and science. Fusing artistic endeavour and nature observation, her fascinating paintings defied Victorian categorisation. They are a fitting monument to such an unusual figure whose life, too, was a blaze of colour making her one of the greatest artist‑naturalists of her time.

Technique
The Age Of Discovery (Ode To Maria Merian) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and photograms and photographs of flower specimens, silk moths and cocoons.

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 prints are 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 dried the individual butterflies and flowers are cut out and mounted to create the multi-layered paper cut diorama, hand finished with natural pearls.

Dimensions
Unframed:  
Framed:      600mm diameter x 30mm depth x 22mm 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.

Delivery Costs
 

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
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


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