One of the earliest forms of image making was “nature printing.” Many different processes fall into the category of nature printing. It uses the object to make an image, sometimes with ink, but in my case using silver nitrate and the salted-paper-print process of the 19th century. Some years ago I started on this experimental process, using leaves that I paint with silver nitrate and then press between sheets of salted paper. The leaves are removed and the paper is exposed to UV light until the image appears. It is washed and fixed and washed again. Each print is unique. I call this series “Herbarium” I have lots more work to do to complete this project.
2018 – ongoing
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Photogram prints on salted Fabriano Artistico paper sensitized with silver nitrate. These Nature Prints are photograms using leaves and UV light. They are processed and fixed. salted paper print, photogram, nature printing
10″ x 8″, 8″ x 10″
$625, unique – one of a kind prints,
The original images are available as unique objects (1/1) and all images have been scanned at high resolution and available as enlarged limited edition digital prints. availability: please contact the artist
Nature Printing, Photogram, Salted Paper Print