Size: 20"W x 16"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
These original cyanotypes or blue prints, I make using natural objects and plant forms like this Philodendron Leaves. I love how this process expresses the beauty and simplicity found in nature. The cyanotype process of blue print process was invented by Sir John Herschel in the 1800s. This process is made from ferric (iron) salts. When exposed to light the paper prints a positive image and after washing will result in these unique and rich blue tones. For each piece, I make all the chemistry and hand coat the cotton rag paper. The final print in then mounted on a wooden canvas.
Marilyn M Hayes is a Photographer, Photo Historian, Professor, Traveller, Art & Design Lover, Friend, Proud Aunt and Founder of HayesPARC.com. She received her BFA and MFA degrees in Photography at ASU. Her work has been exhibited in the US and abroad in such places as Kiev, Smolensk and Moscow. She currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.