Jennie Gilling

Paper Artist

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cyanotypes

The process of cyanotype was invented in 1842.  Using plants produces a result that I find very modern, clean and fresh.  I don’t use lamps or other aids and feel that sunlight with the way it moves and curves round objects imparts a quality that is unique.  Gardens can contain many sensory ingredients that enable us to be transported back to places of our childhood and cyanotypes allow me to freeze-frame an atmosphere.  Plants come from my own garden but I also selectively gather from the wild and frequently use grasses and hedgerow flora because this, for me, can also convey the sense of a world disappearing.  All the works have deckle edges to the paper and some can be repeated but will have variations, still making them unique.