Three Ferns – Original Cyanotype
This beautiful Cyanotype of three fern branches is an original 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.
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.