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Antarctic Shimmer

by Marianne Nix

Medium: Cyanotype on Saunders Waterford 300gsm (Limited Edition of 20 handmade individually)

Frame: Unframed

Size: 27.5 x 41 cms

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Our legacy and that of previous minds influences Marianne Nix's work. In this case, explorers of Antarctica and the work of Anna Atkins, a botanist, who made cyanotype images of the flora she collected in the 19th Century, earning her place as a founding mother of photography.

Marianne uses thick Saunders Waterford paper and paints the reactive chemicals onto it by hand. A transparency of a photograph (taken by Marianne) is then placed on the paper. The paper is exposed to sunlight, washed in water with added vinegar or lemon juice to deepen the blue colour and dried flat for a few days under heavy weights.

Each exposure is unique, dependent on the weather, the day of year, the duration and time of day when exposed to sunlight. If you would like to see a photo of the exact print you will be purchasing, please get in touch to arrange for it to be emailed to you.