Cyanotype is a contact printing photographic process using an ultraviolet light sensitive emulsion. In her lecture Susan will talk about the invention of cyanotype, its uses, the process of making a print as well her own work in this medium.
Susan Murie is a New England based artist who worked for many years as a gardener in both formal public spaces and private settings and this close interaction with nature has informed her artwork, most recently with cyanotypes, inspired by the ephemeral in nature and relationships, the disrupted, overgrown landscape and flowers. She works intuitively on her cyanotypes with images she has photographed. Due to the unpredictable nature of the process, each print has its own outcome; this uncertainty is a welcome part of the work. Each is one of a kind, made by hand in Susan’s studio, on a variety of light sensitized fine art papers. She most recently exhibited In October 2021 in the 22nd Annual Frances N. Roddy Exhibition at the Concord, MA Art Center where her work, The Crossing, received a prize awarded from juror Sam Adams, an art historian and curator specializing in contemporary art. Susan is represented by Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, in Boston.
Image: © Susan Murie
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