Wednesday, 18 February 2009
This is a huge piece by the way!!
I had to paint layers of the cyanotype chemicals on the sheet and let it dry. then after much practicing, I placed it on the beach on a sunny day, and placed items found nearby around the edges, and lay in the middle.
Then, I had to rinse it off in the bath, and dry it again. My son made a frame for it, and my family helped me to fix it to the frame. It was in our end of year show, and now after having to remove it from the frame to transport it and put it back on again when in its final destination, it hangs inside my very own darkoom!!
I got a lift from Chris Drury, on the way back from Elgin college to Inverness. He had to pick a friend up from the airport and on the way we saw this amazing sight. we both just had to stop to take photos!
There was a mist near the ground, an orange sky and dark billowing smoke from this factory.
We had no idea where the smoke was comming from, it looked like a plane crash at first. after taking the photos we went nearer and saw the sign "norboard". my husband says they make sterling board here.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
“Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.”