Maple Leaves – Original Cyanotype


This beautiful Cyanotype of maple leaves is an original one of a kind work of art.

It is created, using the wet cyanotype process, semi bleached,  on beautiful Bockingford watercolour paper. The size is 12 x 8 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.

Meaning: Maple trees symbolize balance, offering, practical magic, promise, longevity, generosity, and intelligence. One reason behind these meanings is that maple trees have the ability to adapt to many different soil types and climates.