Memories – Original Cyanotype


This lovely soft and pretty Cyanotype is an original one of a kind work of art. It is created using my textile art and Baby’s Breath (gypsophila). It almost looks like a baby’s garment from days gone by but it isn’t. It is a piece of white cotton I have manipulated using thread pulling techniques.
It is created on Hahnemuhle watercolour paper and is 13 x 10 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.

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.