Had I the wings of a turtle-dove

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A trial silhouette sun-print (cyanotype) from an ongoing fascination with metamorphosis in fairytales.

I was trying to get different degrees of exposure on a cyanotype, in this case by using two silhouettes, one cut out of black paper (the bird) and the other out of glassine (the person). At the sides you can see the bulldog clips and the way light refracted through the edge of the clear acrylic sheet keeping it all from blowing away in the sun.

Some of this fascination got out into various things I have written, of course, and in the meantime there’s always the ongoing extremely long Twitter thread (tbc) on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which starts here and continues with gifs.

 

 

Someday my prints will come

I’m back! Well, I’m back from Thredbo after a rather unexpected jaunt to the “highest mountain on the flattest and lowest continent”. I’m not fully back in action as we don’t have internet access at the house yet, but it’s pending!

More about the media junket, hellish movies and mothers in fiction (or possibly gnome emoticons) to come. In the meantime, here are the left-overs from my encounter with photo printing.

They are all 10X15cm (4×6″) including a narrow white border and printed on DNP Centura photo paper (if you needed to know that) and signed on the back by the artist. Also, they are free!

If you’d like one (or a few) let me know what you’d like in the comments and email me your postal address.

Here’s what I have (click for larger views):

Miss you Miss You: 1 gloss

Hiya Sweetie! Humbug: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Primitive Bird Primitive Bird: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Gold Flowers Gold veil: 1 gloss

A handy nest Hair nest: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Eat Your Greens! Eat your greens: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Star Gazer Stargazer: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Thought Bird Empty speech: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Theory Tea and theories: 1 gloss, 1 matt

Dark and Stormy Bird Dark and stormy bird: 1 matt

Red Bird Red bird: 1 gloss, 1 matt