Printing History Award Undergraduate student. Year of graduation: 2020. Major: Photography. Class: Antique and Alternative Processes. Faculty: Anna Strickland. Photographed by Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018.
Materials + Techniques
Cyanotypes, walnut, beeswax, hemp twine
Process is a conscious and integral component of my creative practice. Ideas and iterations are constantly being generated, and a natural byproduct of this is having many more creative concepts than I will ever have time to fully pursue. I created this book to function as a repository or reliquary in which unrealized ideas could exist in a more intentional space. Each cyanotype included acts as a container for a specific idea that I had this fall, ideas that were never actualized. Originally represented as drawings or text on trace paper, these were then folded/compressed to make contact print exposures. The obscuration of their original content creates a loose visual mnemonic, providing distance to rediscover and reimagine the ideas they represent.
artists' books, cyanotypes, blueprints, photography