On the surface, it can be deceptively easy to make a cyanotype. Except for the chemicals, paper, brush, a piece of glass, and some sunshine, no special equipment is needed.
At the same time however, the technique itself can yield such striking effects that it is possible for viewers to be completely seduced by a print, despite its relative merits. So to make an original statement in cyanotype can be quite a challenge.
Additionally, a number of variables can affect the quality of a print: the type of paper used, amount of cyan applied, tools chosen to apply it, length of time the cyan-coated paper is exposed to the sun, and the relative brightness of the day. Not all of these variables can be controlled, so the prints often yield an element of the unexpected.
After calling Cape Cod my home for many years, I have decided to move to Boston. While I hope to return to visit the Cape, this will not happen for some time.
This series of prints entitled Blue on Blue, is my gesture of farewell to Cape Cod. Wanting
to take a bit of the Cape with me, it is a “tangible” memory - like an old, faded photo album - of that which I love and am leaving. The plants that I have chosen to represent
come from places that hold special meaning for me.