I dropped you off at work and stopped to get my mind right at the park for a quick walk. As the sun came up, I found my self caught in a cage, in between the bars of a bird’s song. Though I didn’t write the song down, it resonated enough to set me free, and though I’ll never know this man, I cant thank him enough because I still have all of this to share. As I walk more, and more songs catch me every day, I’m reminded of this time, of this walk.
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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