A Great Deal of Courage
13 x 13 mixed media on a wooden board
Frame not included
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WHAT THIS PIECE IS ABOUT: Lots of things in life require a great deal of courage, some big, some small. The majority of this work was created using the technique of cyanotype. A chemical preparation is made in the dark, then left to dry. Once this happens, objects are placed on the surface and left out in the sun to "develop": the exposed ink is turned blue through light oxidation, and the shadows cast by the objects make the remaining ink washable. This process serves as a reminder that even when we carefully map out each step of the way, at the end of the day, we have to trust the process and allow a little magic to happen.