Blue Prints In The Park

16 Jan

I spent a happy afternoon in Waun Wen today, making sunprints (cyanotypes) with plants in the park. Thanks to the lovely people who came along and joined in. The weather was grim earlier but the sun came out just as we started. The blue colour on the prints will deepen over a couple of days. This is the earliest form of photography and was invented in 1842 by the Astronomer Royal, John Herschel and the technique was used to produce the very first photography book by the botanist Anna Atkins in 1843.

Part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

One Response to “Blue Prints In The Park”


  1. Plants And Blueprints | scribblah - February 1, 2022

    […] are some of the cyanotypes (sunprints) that I’ve been doing with local residents in Waun Wen park recently. I’ve been using plants found locally – some sedum spectabile seed heads, […]

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