Ballet Lunaria – Original Cyanotype


This beautiful, delicate cyanotype of Lunaria, also known as Honesty/Silver Dollar/Money Plant is an original one of a kind work of art resembling ballet dancers. It is a one of a kind work of art.

It is created, using the wet cyanotype process, on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper. 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.

Lunaria. In the language of flowers, the plant represents honesty, money, and sincerity. In witchcraft, the honesty plant is considered protective, being thought to keep away monsters. It is believed the Honesty comes from the fact the seed pods are translucent and so not hiding their contents.