WHAT IT MEANS TO WALK ON AIR

Framed Original 3D Cyanotype

Large: 570mm x 570mm
£2,450
Inspiration:
Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin
Year: 2021
Materials:
Cyanotype Sculpture, Handmade Paper, 24-carat Gold Leaf 
Dimensions: 
570mm x 570mm x 78mm (Framed)

Inspiration
This artwork was inspired by Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, a pioneering astrophysicist and probably the most eminent women astronomers of all time. Payne’s discovery deriving true cosmic abundance of elements from stellar spectra profoundly changed what we know about the universe, and her work began a revolution in astrophysics.

Technique
What It Means To Walk On Air was created by constructing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture, photographs of spiral staircases, antique metronomes and telescopes with photograms of antique slides of interstellar clouds and star spectra with hand-printed surface textures from chemigrams.

After coating the handmade paper (Turkish Map Folded) 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 and then hand finished with 24-carat gold leaf. Once the leaf is cured the piece is then map folded and unfolded again to create the 3-dimensional sculptural cyanotype and fixed to 5 multiple folded layers of handmade paper and armature.

Dimensions
Unframed:  290mm x 300mm
Framed:      570mm x 570mm depth x 78mm depth

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 Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, a pioneering astrophysicist and probably the most eminent women astronomers of all time. Payne’s discovery deriving true cosmic abundance of elements from stellar spectra profoundly changed what we know about the universe, and her work began a revolution in astrophysics.

Technique
What It Means To Walk On Air was created by constructing a hand-cut collage of female photographic portraiture, photographs of spiral staircases, antique metronomes and telescopes with photograms of antique slides of interstellar clouds and star spectra with hand-printed surface textures from chemigrams.

After coating the handmade paper (Turkish Map Folded) 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 and then hand finished with 24-carat gold leaf. Once the leaf is cured the piece is then map folded and unfolded again to create the 3-dimensional sculptural cyanotype and fixed to 5 multiple folded layers of handmade paper and armature.

Dimensions
Unframed:  290mm x 300mm
Framed:      570mm x 570mm depth x 78mm depth

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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