Alyssa Beck
Alyssa Beck
fine art & illustration

Cyanotype is a photographic process dating back to the mid-1800s. I coat cotton fabric or paper with a mixture of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, which is a lime green color. I then place plants, photo transparencies, or other objects on the paper or fabric. When I take it out in the sunlight, the UV rays react with the chemicals to create a beautiful cyan blue color, with white silhouettes wherever an object was placed.

Each cyanotype is one of a kind.

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