The Cyanosphere series consist of unique cyanotype photograms combined with both traditional and non-traditional artist materials to form mixed media pieces. The common presence throughout the series is the cyanotype image in the shape of a circle. Closer observation reveals that the circles are containers, holding objects, sometimes distinct, other times amorphous. The images deliberately invoke an idea of scientific observation and documentation. The simple shape of a circle (sphere) can become a stand-in for molecules, simple-celled organisms, persons, spaceships, or even galaxies. While I try to direct the viewer towards the narrative I see in the image with my titles, the simple geometry allows people to bring any interpretation to the image and create their own story.
This project started as a need to return to the physical art object. In the digital age it is all too easy to view images on the computer screen and say job well done. I needed to move off the screen and beyond the plastic ink-jet print to something created by the artist’s hand.