Original mixed media copper leaf cyanotype.
Hand finished with variegated Italian copper leaf.
Handprinted on Fabriano Artistico Traditional Watercolour Paper.
This artwork was inspired by Greek mythology, the story of Philomela's transformation into a nightingale, the strength of feminine power, and the study of the night sky. It is a celebration of the human body.
Transformation Of Philomela In Copper was created by photographing a hand-cut collage of portraiture and illustrations of birds combined with the surface textures from a photogram. The digital negative was then contact printed onto paper that had been hand-brushed with chemicals, before drying in a dark room. Once exposed to light, the piece was washed to develop a cyan blue colour and pressed dry. Each copper leaf is brushed with a mix of acids and oxidisation chemicals before being applied to the piece.
Dimensions - 125mm x 180mm (Unmounted) /
203mm x 254mm 8in x 10in (Mounted)
Paper - Handprinted on Fabriano Artistico Traditional White Watercolour Paper: 300gsm / 100% Cotton / Mould Made / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Chlorine Free/ Cold Pressed / Rough
Mount - Bespoke mounts are made to order: High Quality / Precision Cut / Bevelled Edged / Soft White / Acid Free PH Neutral / Conservation Quality / 1.4mm Thick / Backed (using same board)
Framing - This artwork is sold unframed. Should you wish to have your item framed by us please get in touch. We have good relationships with expert framers - we can arrange for the perfect frame or simply offer free advice.