Five Leaves – Original Cyanotype

£40.50

This beautiful Cyanotype of  Fern, Hellebore leaves and Baby’s Breath (gypsofilla) is an original one of a kind work of art. It is created on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper. The size is 11 x 7.5 ins. and 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.

Ferns: The fern symbolizes eternal youth. To the indigenous Maori of New Zealand, the fern represented new life and new beginnings. To the Japanese, the fern symbolizes family and the hope for future generations. According to Victorians, the fern symbolized humility and sincerity.

Helleborus Niger, commonly called Christmas rose or black hellebore, is an evergreen perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is poisonous. Although the flowers resemble wild roses (and despite its common name), Christmas rose does not belong to the rose family (Rosaceae).

White Baby’s Breath: A positive colour, is affiliated with purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, possibility, sincerity, protection, softness, and perfection.
They are generally called Gypsophila. The reason why it is widely known as Baby’s Breath is that it’s charming and innocence look which resembles a little baby.