Cyanotypes at HMoA

If you go strolling in the the Honolulu Museum of Art, be sure to take a left at the main entrance and check out the new lounge area they’ve created.

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Last November, the museum asked me to make some cyanotype photograms using culturally-significant plants of Hawaii for signage in the lounge.  While I’ve made large-scale cyanotypes on fabric before – Hey there, Blueprint! – it was the first time I had to hand-coat paper larger than 11″x14″.  Let’s just say it took a bit of experimentation and a lot of blue stains to figure it out, but lo and behold!  They are up and beautiful!  The leaves I used are from kukui, banana, bamboo, and laua’e plants.

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