Cloak of Invisibility – Original Cyanotype
This beautiful , emotion-filled cyanotype was created using the wet cyanotype process on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper. It is an original one of a kind work of art.
I see it as a girl huddled over in a patterned blanket. We are unsure if she is trying to be invisible or whether she wants to be seen and loved but remains invisible. It’s as though the patterns on her cloak are creating a camouflage , causing her to blend in with the hustle and bustle of the city landscape.
The size is 11 x 7.5 ins. and it is unframed.
The wet process is a variation on the traditional cyanotype method. It can be performed on dry pre-prepared sheets of photosensitised paper or directly into the wet chemicals as they are applied (wet into wet).
The Cyanotype process was developed by Sir John Herschel in the 1840’s and shortly after used by the pioneering female early photographer Anna Atkins. A method of photography using sunlight without the use of a camera.