Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018

Anthotypes are made by combining an organic matter and a solvent to create their bright color solution. That solution is called the emulsion and is coated onto a surface. The subject placed on top in a contact frame and then placed out in the sun for exposure. The sun bleaches out the exposed area crating a positive image of the subject, abstracted to monotone colors.

Digitalis with Digitalis Emulsion, 3.5" x 6", 2018
Digitalis with Digitalis Emulsion, 3.5" x 6", 2018
Digitalis with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Digitalis with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Malus Floribunda with Rhododendron Emulsion with Achiote Undercoat, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Malus Floribunda with Rhododendron Emulsion with Achiote Undercoat, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018

These works, by the nature of their process, are the essence of the living things the represent. The print is at the whim of nature. No two can be alike, as no two days are exactly the same. The sun moves and sets in different degrees and times. The days intensity can cause a print to bleach out faster or slower. The organic matter itself has innate qualities that change from organism to organism.

Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Rhododendron Rerrugineum Emulsion, 3.75" x 2.25", 2018
Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Rhododendron Rerrugineum Emulsion, 3.75" x 2.25", 2018

When they are finished and taken out of the frame, they hit their “half-life” and start to fade if they are exposed to more light.

Matteuccia Struthiopteris with Achiote Emulsion with Matteuccia Struthiopteris Skim Coat, 7" x 5", 2018
Matteuccia Struthiopteris with Achiote Emulsion with Matteuccia Struthiopteris Skim Coat, 7" x 5", 2018
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Flowers with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 6.5" x 3.5", 2018
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Flowers with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 6.5" x 3.5", 2018

By the same matter of how they come into existence, they begin to degrade. Light starts to bleach out the positive image that was formed over those days of exposure until the sheet of paper turns to one dim shade of its former self.

Spiraea Japonica with Spiraea Japonica Emulsion, Diptych, 5" x 8", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Spiraea Japonica Emulsion, Diptych, 5" x 8", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Vinca Minor with Vinca Minor Emulsion, 5" x 3.5", 2018
Vinca Minor with Vinca Minor Emulsion, 5" x 3.5", 2018

They represent the life cycle of the living things they were created from, and in the creation and decay are the representation of those things essence.

Smilax Rotundifolia with Achiote Emulsion, 7" x 5", 2018
Smilax Rotundifolia with Achiote Emulsion, 7" x 5", 2018
Digitalis Branch with Digitalis Emulsion, 4" x 4.75", 2018
Digitalis Branch with Digitalis Emulsion, 4" x 4.75", 2018
Buddleia Plant with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2017
Buddleia Plant with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2017

“The art work is, a thing that is made, it says something other than the mere thing itself. The work makes public something other than itself; it manifest something other; it is an allegory. The work therefore is not the reproduction of some particular entity that happens to be present at any given time; it is, on the contrary, the reproduction of the thing’s general essence.” - Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, Origin of the Work of Art, 1978

Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Digitalis with Digitalis Emulsion, 3.5" x 6", 2018
Digitalis with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Malus Floribunda with Rhododendron Emulsion with Achiote Undercoat, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Rhododendron Rerrugineum Emulsion, 3.75" x 2.25", 2018
Matteuccia Struthiopteris with Achiote Emulsion with Matteuccia Struthiopteris Skim Coat, 7" x 5", 2018
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Flowers with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 6.5" x 3.5", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Spiraea Japonica Emulsion, Diptych, 5" x 8", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Vinca Minor with Vinca Minor Emulsion, 5" x 3.5", 2018
Smilax Rotundifolia with Achiote Emulsion, 7" x 5", 2018
Digitalis Branch with Digitalis Emulsion, 4" x 4.75", 2018
Buddleia Plant with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2017
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018

Anthotypes are made by combining an organic matter and a solvent to create their bright color solution. That solution is called the emulsion and is coated onto a surface. The subject placed on top in a contact frame and then placed out in the sun for exposure. The sun bleaches out the exposed area crating a positive image of the subject, abstracted to monotone colors.

Digitalis with Digitalis Emulsion, 3.5" x 6", 2018
Digitalis with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Malus Floribunda with Rhododendron Emulsion with Achiote Undercoat, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018

These works, by the nature of their process, are the essence of the living things the represent. The print is at the whim of nature. No two can be alike, as no two days are exactly the same. The sun moves and sets in different degrees and times. The days intensity can cause a print to bleach out faster or slower. The organic matter itself has innate qualities that change from organism to organism.

Rhododendron Ferrugineum with Rhododendron Rerrugineum Emulsion, 3.75" x 2.25", 2018

When they are finished and taken out of the frame, they hit their “half-life” and start to fade if they are exposed to more light.

Matteuccia Struthiopteris with Achiote Emulsion with Matteuccia Struthiopteris Skim Coat, 7" x 5", 2018
Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Flowers with Red Rhododendron Ferrugineum Emulsion, 6.5" x 3.5", 2018

By the same matter of how they come into existence, they begin to degrade. Light starts to bleach out the positive image that was formed over those days of exposure until the sheet of paper turns to one dim shade of its former self.

Spiraea Japonica with Spiraea Japonica Emulsion, Diptych, 5" x 8", 2018
Spiraea Japonica with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2018
Vinca Minor with Vinca Minor Emulsion, 5" x 3.5", 2018

They represent the life cycle of the living things they were created from, and in the creation and decay are the representation of those things essence.

Smilax Rotundifolia with Achiote Emulsion, 7" x 5", 2018
Digitalis Branch with Digitalis Emulsion, 4" x 4.75", 2018
Buddleia Plant with Achiote Emulsion, 3.5" x 2.5", 2017

“The art work is, a thing that is made, it says something other than the mere thing itself. The work makes public something other than itself; it manifest something other; it is an allegory. The work therefore is not the reproduction of some particular entity that happens to be present at any given time; it is, on the contrary, the reproduction of the thing’s general essence.” - Martin Heidegger, Being and Time, Origin of the Work of Art, 1978

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