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Blackberry (Rubus) / Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Devon John Chebra

“Hope Is A Thing With Wings” by Devon John Chebra
Country: USA
Parts used: Berries, cabbage leaf
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 2 days
Month, season and year: August, summer, 2022
Substrate: Strathmore Bristol Smooth 400
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

Blackberry (Rubus) / Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) anthotype by Devon John ChebraBlackberry (Rubus) / Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) for making anthotypesAmount: Handful for each print / 2 tablespoons / 30 grams
Extracted using: Cooking/coffee filter
Thinner: Tap water
Layers: 2
Used to create image: Photogram of found butterfly wing

Challenges or observations:
I used leftover red cabbage from the fridge, and found the colour variations possible with ph shifts – fascinating! The blackberries were foraged locally, but the weather has been hot and dry, and all of the berries were drying on the bush before ripening; so I picked a handful of still-red unripe berries. Both blackberries and red cabbage were simmered in tap water for a relatively short time (10-20 minutes each) until the pigment load in the water was noticeable, and then run through a coffee filter.
Top of print: Blackberry; Bottom: Red Cabbage

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