Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cyan Silhouettes

'night rhythms", paper quilt, cyanotype on Rives BFK - twenty four 13" x 13" squares. 2013
"dresses through my ages", cyanotypes on silk, cotton organza, paper. 2013
left: "offerings", 2014 - right: "cascading truth", 2013
cyanotype on paper, coffee filters, string, cotton yarn, PVA
"stitch by stitch", embroidered cyanotypes on linen squares. 2013
"for all seasons", 2014
"beginning-end", 2013 -  "once upon a time", 2013 - "in the SUNlight", 2010

For the last few months I have been working in preparation for a show I was invited to present, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft using the cyanotype process.
For me the two elements that define the process, the sunlight and the resulting cyan color, are synonymous with my birth place: Greece, and so this project became a stage to a most personal sequence of thoughts related to my heritage and upbringing, narrated through the cyan and cyan toned variations I created. The show opened last Friday and is in view until March 30.

5 comments:

  1. I like it all, Anna, but particularly the dresses.I remember block-printing fabric to make garments...so long ago.

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  2. A beautiful, focused exhibit, Anna.
    -sus

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  3. Anna, this is too beautiful for words. You know how much I love this process and I wish I had the vision to produce such wonderful things. You are a star! I hope it is a huge success.

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  4. What a stunning body of work Anna. Linked by the colour and the images; yet each piece so unique and individual. I love the dangling threads of the hanging book; the beautifully designed and crafted dresses (and butterflies), and the way you have kept the embroidery hoops and scissors with the cloth. All so beautiful, refined and achingly personal. Congratulations and I hope a lot of folk see it and enjoy it - a great show.

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  5. Anna, I'm so happy to have found your blog. I am a collage/mixed media/book artist who has been interested in cyanotype for some time, but have never tried it. Your work is stunning. If you have any tips or advice about cyanotype, I would love to hear them.

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