Blueberry (Vaccinium sect. cyanococcus) anthotype by Tian Shi
“Will fall, will not fall, hope of the cat” by Tian Shi
Parts used: Blueberry berry
Exposure time: 3 weeks
Month, season and year: August , summer, 2022
Substrate: Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)
Amount: 3 tablespoons ( 70 g)
Extracted using: Mortar
Used to create image: Laser printed positive
Challenges or observations:
The blueberry juice is difficult to smear on the paper evenly; the sun exposure time is very long.
Anthotypes are ghostly images that fade away, a bit like a perfume fragrance. The anthotype is for sight what perfume is for smell: a magical and ephemeral instant.
This anthotype is part of World Anthotype Day
World Anthotype Day was started by AlternativePhotography.com in 2022. In August anthotype artists all over the world celebrate the anthotype process and send in their entries. We add them here to the database and create a reference book for each year. The purpose of the day is to build a large resource where artist can learn which pigmenets and plants that work and draw inspiration from other artists' work. The reference books can be found here:
Volume 1 is the first book in the series:
Volume 1 contains 60 unique anthotype emulsions from 103 artists taking part from 31 countries.
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