Balaguer combines fiber craft techniques: loom weaving, embroidery, Saori free style weaving with cyanotypes
and photo prints, resulting in exclusive pieces with embedded meanings that explore various human issues.
process uses a combination of chemicals and controlled light exposure to produce a rich, cyan-blue tinted negative effect, like architects' blueprints.
Natural dye, cyanotype
and pigment paint on fabric paper; dimensions variable.
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Danh uses daguerreotype and cyanotype
printing processes, some of the earliest photographic technologies, to render images of the present that themselves recall the past--reconstructed Civil War battlefields, current memorials to wars past, and the faces of twenty-first-century students as they contemplate Whitman's nineteenth-century poetry.
The techniques in question are albumen prints ( which uses the albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper) and cyanotype
prints ( which uses two chemicals to produce a simple copy).
The earliest historically, biologist Anna Atkins (1799-1871), worked with cyanotype
, "photogenic drawings," with which she became acquainted through Henry Fox Talbot.
Away from painting, Caitriona Dunnett's cyanotype
(or cyan-blue print) of Loch Long Torpedo Range (2) shows the inside of a long semiderelict building, the blue giving it a strange appearance.
Similarly, there's a healthy market for photographic prints made with the standard gelatin-silver and color "wet" or "chemical" methods, and even a thriving revival of the earlier alternative processes: platinum, cyanotype
, tintype, ambrotype, daguerreotype, each with its own distinctive look and feel.
To this ground, Das Gupta is experimenting with the superimposition of cyanotype
photo transfers, or blueprints, of delicate cellular bodies gleaned from husband Sanjay's medical books.