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.

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.