Meet The Artist
A little bit about me
A cyanotype is a photographic process founded in 1842 by Sir John Herschel mainly as a way of reproducing documents known as blueprints. About a year later, Anna Atkins famously used the cyanotype process to document physical algae specimens and became the first person to illustrate a book using photographic images.
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Cyanotypes are created using a 1:1 ratio of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide. Once combined they become reactive to the sun.
I walk, a lot. When I walk, I am deep in concentration, looking at plant silhouettes, their form and how they might render as a future cyanotype.
02: Arrange Specimens
Using hand-coated and light sensitive paper, I expose my work to the UV rays of the sun in order to produce the botanical composition of each piece.
03: Delight in the Wonder
Each cyanotype is a representation of a moment in time, like a visual poem marking the sun, the wind, and the clouds of a given day. No two are ever the same. These moments get to live on your wall and bring the reminder of the natural world into your home.
01: Invite Inspiration
“I came across Atwater Designs on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with Sarah’s beautiful cyanotypes. I enjoyed her stories and posts and passion for her art! I first purchased a small piece, then a cyanotype kit, then commissioned Sarah to create for me 4 pieces each representing a season. My experience connecting with Sarah is one I will always treasure. Seeing her artwork in my home fills me with joy everyday!! ”
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