Ivy – Original Cyanotype


This delicate, light-filled Cyanotype is an original one of a kind work of art. It is created on beautifully textured Arches watercolour paper size 12 x 9 ins. 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.

English Ivy Symbolism: Combination of love, loyalty, friendship and emotion.

A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs;
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me and be my love.
By Christopher Marlow