Plants And Blueprints

1 Feb

Local Plants

Here 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, crocosmia seeds and bay laurel. I used commercially coated cyanotype paper and exposed outside for 8 minutes (it’s winter, the light is weak). I moved the piece of bay laurel half way through and that’s why there’s a sort of shadowy effect. It’s one of my favourite plants – hardy, evergreen, nice shaped leaves and lovely to cook with.

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.

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