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This is a series of cyanotypes, stemming from the Greek word cyan, meaning “dark-blue impression.” The cyanotype process was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and put to use by Anna Atkins. She was the first person to produce and photographically illustrate a book using cyanotypes in 1843. I am drawn to the variety of blue tones, the ability to create overtones with organic dyes, and how forgiveable this process can be - making it the easiest way for anyone to learn photosensitive printmaking - with or without a camera.

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