As the Spring wildflowers give way to the blooming lavender, I present to you my Fleurs Sauvages cyanotype series for 2019. A big thank you to Nicky at the NG Creative Art Residency in Eygalières that allowed me to use the studio space and exhibit there.
These spring wildflower cyanotypes are created by using a light-sensitive solution on thick watercolour paper, placing the wild plants on the paper and exposing the paper to the sun, then a stop bath. They’re all unique, like negatives. This early photography process has inspired me to create art that reflects the landscapes here in Les Alpilles Provence. Foraging the wild flowers and herbs are part of the process of this love letter to les Alpilles. Many of these wildflowers and grasses are indicative of organic farming in the region. They can be found between the olive trees, on roadsides and between the grape vines.
The ethereal quality of these works lend themselves well to being presented in groups or pairs.
The larger works are just smaller then A3 size, and the vertical works are half sizes. The bevelled edges and slight difference in size of each image matches the depiction of the organic material represented.
Prices are 140€ for the larger, and 70€ for the smaller prints including shipping. You can also find them at the Savoir Faire des Alpilles art collective in Saint Remy de Provence.
See the first May in Provence cyanotypes series.
See Images of Early Spring in Provence.