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A unique Cyanotype by Jo De Pear
Cyanotype printing : this simple process gives a continuous-tone image of Prussian Blue using a sensitising solution of Ammonium Ferric Citrate and Potassium Ferricyanide. These iron salts, when exposed to natural or artificial ultraviolet light, are reduced to their ferrous state, producing a high contrast blue image when oxidised. Oxidation is hastened by immersion in running water, which also washes away the unused iron salts.
Each print is unique. Created in Antigua using Heliconi and Palm Leaves in natural sunlight.
77 x 100 cm