LBC Bike n' Sky
LBC Bike n' Sky
You met me and we switched sweatshirts. I thought of you as too impressionable, and I walked with you all night from jail down to the beach. I spoke in rhyme the whole way. As the sun came up, it was three days later. When I left you gave me your walking stick and said "I don't mean no disrespect." You chased me away, and I thought I might die. I followed you to your tent, and shattered my camera on a wall. You took me for over a grand. I slept outside that McDonalds with you, and again in the town square. Peace for that one time. The next time I saw you was at vista del mar hospital. We switched pudding cups and colored in mandalas, because what else is there to do? When I got out, I thought, "oh yeah, I forgot." Then I rode my bike and looked at the sky.
Unlike the the run of the mill screen-printing process, the Cyanotype process is photographic in nature. In fact, it was the astronomer and chemist John Frederick William Herschel (Brittish, 1792–1871) who revealed this discovery to the world in his paper “On the Action of the Rays of the Solar Spectrum on Vegetable Colours and on Some New Photographic Processes,” which was presented to the Royal Society of London on June 16, 1842. It is the second form of photographic printing put into practical use.
Thank you for your interest in my artistic use of it today! Please be aware that the process is rather inconsistent, and highly susceptible to variants in the tones of blue it produces. No two shirts will look the same. Though permanent on fabric, the image will fade a bit over time. All of this is part of great charm and uniqueness it lends to my imagery! So glad to have you here!
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