This summer I'm concocting experiments in my temporary studio (currently my bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows), to take advantage of China's clear skies. These images have been brewing for quite some time.
Here for the first time are some of my works-in-progress. Some I've rejected like those below, but shots of them illustrate aspects of Cyanotype printing that give ideas for further experiments.
I cut Xuan paper into words that formed the shape of a 19th century porcelain hookah, manufactured in China for export.
I improvised Chinese characters out of crackers from a local store. They form words about escapism, running away, fleeing. Something that any addiction provides:
It's been half a year since I last had the space to print Cyanotypes, during a residency at USM Malaysia. I'm excited to be printing again.
Find out more about Cyanotypes in this how-to post.
More images from this series in the Flickr set.
Intro to the series.