Creating a Ruckus – Original Cyanotype Collage


This dramatic, light-filled Cyanotype is an original one of a kind work of art. The plant is called Ruckus and the title of the work is a humorous play on words. This work of art is created by cutting shapes out one original cyanotype to make  ‘windows’, then layering the cut one on top of a second uncut one to allow what is underneath to show through, giving a three – dimensional effect. It then becomes a collage of two original cyanotypes. It is unframed.

Size 11 x 7.5 ins.

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.