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cyanotypes


spring, 2013

photogram; found plant; al-rayyan, qatar

digital negative; al-rayyan, qatar

digital negative; messaied, qatar

digital negative; dolly sods, wv (source image from 2011)

digital negative; pittsburgh, pa

23 January 2015


A Fabric Test


The bottle for the cyanotype solution is labeled May 2013, but I think this is when I combined the two separate parts, potassium ferricyanide and ammonium ferric citrate; those have been in solution for probably a year or more before I combined them into the same bottle. The cork of the bottle has been soaked through with cyanotype solution, but still smelled faintly of bourbon when I popped it. That's what I get for storing chemistry in poorly-washed liquor bottles. Into the fabric it goes!

My main goal for this test was to practice aligning the pattern, since I'm intending on dying an entire bolt of fabric in the near future. A manila folder is heavy enough to block out exposure, though I will probably switch to black cardstock for subsequent exposures due to paranoia.

8 minute exposures per segment, under the home-cooked UV box that's been on campus for as long as I have known.

Immediately after exposure, along the actual seam where I aligned two separate exposures. The linen is coarse enough that a little bullshit is hard to detect. No one will ever know.

Lukewarm water rinse for about fifteen minutes, including vigorous scrubbing. The highlights didn't clear very well, owing mostly to the age of the solution, I'm betting.

18 June 2014


The Ethan Dress


Summer, 2013

A collaboration with Lea. 35mm source image, scanned and digitally stitched, printed as digital negative, exposed with cyanotype on dyed muslin fabric. Lea constructed the dress.

Photographs by Tegan McDuffie

Source image (Ethan Pond, summer 2012):

28 March 2014


Siren


Spring 2013

Digital source image; cyanotype on muslin.

28 March 2014


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