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.
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.