I spent 2 weeks visiting my mum in Cornwall, we experimented with wet cyanotypes and cyanotypes on fabric This culminated in me making a triptych of muslin hangings.
These hangings altogether are 140cms high and 180 wide.
The inspiration was my daily run around the fields up over the moor and down the lanes.
The title is 'Field, moor lane'. I collected the plants on my runs and exposed the panels in the sunshine in my mums garden
Placing the flowers
Taking the panel out into the garden
Waiting as the sun does it's magic
Rinsing the panel
Hanging it up to dry.
I focussed upon the 3 different environments i ran through - a panel for each. Field is composed of blackthorn - compete with sloes (which incidentally added their own mark) brambles, bracken, red campion, grasses and Montbretia
sloes - complete with sloe juice
Moor is composed of ling and bell heather, gorse, scabious, junkers and grasses. This panel offers a more distant view mirroring the nature of the moorland
Lane is composed of wild angelica, rose bay willow herb, ferns, herb robert, grasses, granny pop out of the bed - all the flowers I know from my childhood
These 3 panels hang loosely from a cane grown in the field behind my mum's house and float in the air as people pass them - mirroring the experience of running through the the fields, moors and lanes. The images have a soft focus - when you are running the nature of the activity is that you rarely focus on detail but experience ann overall impression.