One of the most beautiful ways for printing in Cyanotype, is making a photogram. Instead of using a negative to make a photograph, you lay objects on the sensitized paper to make the print.
What you get with a photogram is a unique piece. Each time I lay my plants and flowers I create a different scene, with a different mood. I use tissue paper because it gives a special quality and luminosity to the piece. Each one is trated so you can get it wet without any trouble.
The size of these flower vases spans from 20 to 25 cm ca. in height (8-10″ ca.). The bottles can be used as beautiful candle holders too.
Key rings and different Hanging hooks nice for the kitchen as well. A matt varnish guarantees resistance over time.
Recicled glass, a coloured lanyard, sand and a shell. Cyanotype on the closing cork.
Empty boxes that used to have medicines inside. I recicled them, turning them inside out, and printed in cyanotype, naming them Healing Lanzarote because here the medicine is around you. The medicine is outside now.
On the front of the larger boxes you find the “Active Ingredients”: Embracing Sun, Protecting Sea, Supporting Volcanoes, Powerful Nature. Total: Marvel.
On the back of the box you find the directions, where the idea is a “translation” from a real vintage headache pill box. Inside the box there are tiny bits of lava, which make the “sea sound” described in the directions.
Elixir of Lanzarote
Very old mini liquor bottles have become the container for your most precious treasure ideas, with a label made at size for them.
Architectural details from La Villa de Teguise, former capital of Lanzarote.
Sea plants of Lanzarote, photographed and printed in different formats.
On glasses and on bottles, the print is made on tissue paper.
The sea plants prints with scientific names are made on 250g drawing paper; they are a tribute to Anna Atkins, the botanist who made, using cyanotype, the first photographic book of history: “British Algae”.
Limited edition photograph printed with the classic 1842 Cyanotype formula on Arches Platine, a 100% cotton rag with no alkaline reserve, especially made for alternative photography such as platinum, p.palladium, cyanotype, etc.
The first print I offer is a wonderful moment at sunset in Famara, Lanzarote. Young boys gliding with gestures that reminded me La Danse by Matisse.
It comes together with a dedicated, free verse poem by Solange Rincón, a good friend and poet living in Maracaibo, Venezuela, who won several prizes and have books published.
“Family” is a work made in cyanotype with photographs and flower decorations.
The portraits of your family (motherline, ancestors, granpas, siblings, etc.) will be printed on canvas with a decoration made with real flowers and plants. Each decoration will be different and the style can be according to your liking.
You only need to choose your favorite photo(s) of your family, and send them in digital format to email@example.com, to be transformed into a beautiful homage to those you love. It will be a personalized work, made only for you.
I will transform your digital image(s) into a negative, and use them together with the flowers and plants to make the final photographic print. My proposal is to have them printed on canvas, with a blue cotton string freely passing through, so to hang them like small flags on a doorway frame, over a fireplace, on a furniture, wall, etc. They will be free to move over the string. The prints will be 15x15cm (6×6″) ca., to fit into a very nice gift box. The price will be 35 euros for one decorated print, and 20 euros for the succesive ones if you want a series of different photos. Cyanotype prints on paper are a simpler option, right to frame them, without the blue cotton string. Price will be 30 euro for one decorated print and 18 for the succesive ones. For a large work, please contact me.
In a search for the feeling of belonging and well-being, inside a context of relationships I’ve being working for many years on my large family tree.
I realized how common this feeling, or the search of it, can be throughout the world, being such a basic need in our lives. So I decided to offer this work, to people who are cultivating the same sense of identity and inner healing when loved for what we are inside our family. This work can also be a precious gift.
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