“Thinking of You” by Michael Cessna
Common name of plant: Hardy Hibiscus, also called common rose mallow, swamp mallow, swamp hibiscus, dinner plate hibiscus
Parts used: Entire flower
Exposure time: 3 days, 1 hour and 25 minutes
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Arches Platine 310 gsm (5×7)
Contrast of final print: *** (High)
Amount: Ten flowers
Extracted using: Soaking
Used to create image: Photogram of a dried maple leaf grown in Ukraine
Challenges or observations: This plant creates an incredible purple dye; like most dyes, it is not lightfast.
Additional observations: The plant cultivar name is ‘Midnight Marvel’; this is the name given by the hybridizer for the unique plant. The cultivar’s name is very important. The plant patent number is PP24079.