Sunday, August 29, 2010

the journey of a leaf...

to immortality! 


above: destiny of a print
below: stations in the life (or should I say after life... ) of a leaf
I used the pressed leaf for a cyanotype and the cyanotype for the basis of a series of digital prints. One of the prints found its purpose in the binding of the above "book" containing a poem by Yannis Ritsos.


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Sunday, August 22, 2010

digital patterns


It all started from my collection of pressed leaves; then this summer I got obsessed with the infinite possibilities of printmaking in the sun, making cyanotype prints and photograms and getting bitten by clouds of mosquitoes... (they love me!) 
The  following images show the results from some fun time I had indoors, in my usual intense concentration and with a little help from photoshop! Leaf patterns immersed in the light of summers past and the mood generated from their memories...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

and now...

...green!



"a summer's friend"
I love animals! As long as I can remember, I was drawn to “creatures” large and small… I have had dogs and cats but I never considered having a toad as a quasi pet! 
And yet it happened sometime last summer when my encounter with one resulted into a daily morning meeting routine involving tender moments of definite interaction  with photography sessions of the greenest kind!
And now all this is narrated in my latest book,  my way to show and convince some that my “relationship” with this special friend really happened!
I chose the flag structure because it translates best the quality of the movement and the jumpy personality of my friend. Needless to say I enjoyed designing and constructing this book as much as photographing the subject. 



Sunday, August 8, 2010

if not blue...

how about brown!

It's getting to be an obsession! Actually someone I trust, love and admire -a true mentor to me- once speaking on the subject of obsession she pointed out to me! Then she said that I have the right/necessary amount to produce the kind, amount, type, quality(?) of work I do, not the amount requiring medical intervention...!
 I am not exactly sure of the role of obsession in my case, but if getting deeper and deeper into a process, wanting to learn more and more, experimenting non stop while watching the weather predictions and praying for sun shine have anything to do with that.... well then yes! I am totally obsessed with cyanotype, or at least with trying tiny insecure child steps into the process and some of its variations...

Here are some samples of the prussian blue becoming yellow, brown and OMG the very dramatic chocolate black which I LOVE!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

in the SUNlight

blueprints of things I love

My newest book: a selection of cyanotype prints presenting some of the things I collect (old lace, pressed flowers, grasses from my garden) and some of the things I find, photograph and eventually transform into imagery through digital  and other processes... 

Title: in the SUNlight
size: 5.4 x 8"

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