Let me breathe - cyanotype

let me breathe

On listening to Kate Bush’s Breathing … We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Trees inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Plant more trees. Varied edition: 4 prints 13 x 8 cm £30 “In nature nothing exists alone.” -rachel carson

Buachaille - cyanotype

buachaille

Buachaille Etive Mòr is a mountain at the head of Glen Etive.   Its pyramidal shape makes it one of the most easily recognisable mountains in Scotland. Cyanotype Varied edition: 10 prints £30 Where there is matter, there is geometry. -johannes kepler

a dream of big science - cyanotype

a dream of big science

Maritime expeditions in the Age of Enlightenment were motivated mainly by scientific curiosity.  HMS Challenger set sail from Portsmouth in 1872 to investigate the natural history and geology of the ocean floor. Challenger circumnavigated the globe for three and half years, covering almost 70,000 nautical miles.  The crew dredged up thousands of samples and mapped…

expedition - cyanotype

expedition

The Challenger Expedition followed in the footsteps of many other maritime expeditions.  This image features a map from the Challenger Report, showing the routes taken by the prinicpal expeditions, from the first voyage of Captain Cook through to the Challenger Expedition. Cyanotype Varied edition: 10 prints

challenger deep cyanotype

challenger deep

Challenger Deep is the deepest known point in the Earth’s seabed hydrosphere, with a depth of about 11,000 metres.  It is found at the southern end of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. It is named after HMS Challenger, whose crew made the first measurements of its depth.  Only four vehicles have descended into…

the honeycomb conjecture - cyanotype

the honeycomb conjecture

On watching Brian Cox …. Forces of Nature The honeycomb conjecture: one possible reason for the hexagonal structure of the bee’s honeycomb is efficiency – hexagonal tiling enables bees to create equal-sized cells using the least amount of material. Cyanotype Varied edition: 3 prints This image is available to buy as fabric by the yard…

a small gallery

a small gallery

“A Small Gallery” is inspired by the pleasure I get from leafing through a collection of prints I received as a result of participating in the 20:20 Print Exchange. A selection of my prints is presented in a box which can be treated like a book: leave it on a coffee table or bookshelf and…

harper - cyanotype

harper

A familiar. Cyanotype c. 9x12cm Varied edition: 7 prints £30 Third Witch:  “Harper cries: ’Tis time, ’tis time.” Shakespeare “Macbeth”, Act 4, Scene 1

cyanotype

cyanotypes

Cyanotypes are produced using a photographic process developed by engineers to make copies of hand-drawn master plans – blueprints.  Two chemicals – potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate – are mixed to create a light-sensitive solution, which is applied to the paper and dried in a dark place.  A digitally-prepared negative is placed on top…

kelpies ii - cyanotype

kelpies ii

In Celtic folklore, the kelpie is a supernatural water horse that haunts rivers and streams. They are not benevolent: kelpies were reputed to lure people, especially children, into the water to drown and eat them. Cyanotype c. 5x12cm Varied edition: 2 prints Sold out

breathe - cyanotype

breathe

We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Trees inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Plant more trees. Varied edition Varied edition: 2 prints £30 “In nature nothing exists alone.” -rachel carson

achnabreck - cyanotype

achnabreck

There are several extensive carved rock outcrops at Achnabreck.  Some of the cup and ring markings are very large, containing up to nine rings with a diameter of almost a metre. Cyanotype c. 8x17cm £30

a sea of indifference #4 - cyanotype

a sea of indifference

As many as 800 migrants are feared drowned after the boat they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean on Sunday, 19 April, 2015.  More than 1,700 people are believed to have died this year so far on their journey across the sea to Europe.  Last year, more than 3,000 migrants died taking the trip.…

An angel at my table - cyanotype

an angel at my table

On reading Janet Frame’s autobiography … Cyanotype Varied edition; 3 prints £45 “From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point…

the horticulturalist's dream - cyanotype

the horticulturalist's dream

The elusive blue rose …. Roses apparently lack a gene that can produce a true blue colour.  Blue roses are usually created by dyeing white roses. Cyanotype c. 5x23cm £40 “Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.”   Robert A Heinlein

Macbeth cyanotype

all hail!

The three witches are characters in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, often referred to as “the Scottish play” in the world of theatre.  A possible source of inspiration for these characters the three Fates of Greek mythology, who control the life of every mortal from birth to death: one spinning the metaphorical thread of life, one measuring…

Macbeth cyanotype

all hail!

The three witches are characters in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, often referred to as “the Scottish play” in the world of theatre.  A possible source of inspiration for these characters the three Fates of Greek mythology, who control the life of every mortal from birth to death: one spinning the metaphorical thread of life, one measuring…

poisson distribution - cyanotype

poisson distribution

Old Operations Researchers don’t die … they just make terrible puns. So how long do you have to wait in a queue before being served?  If we model customer arrivals by the Poisson probability distribution, only whole numbers of customers will arrive (helpful) and the arrival time between customers will be random and distributed exponentially. …