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Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata f. rubra) + Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) anthotype by Clive Pigott

“One Day of Hope 19590919” by Clive Pigott
Country: New Zealand
Parts used: Cabbage – leaves + Beetroot – root
Application: Brush 1-inch hake
Exposure time: 9 days facing North through 2 layers of glass (the glass-frame support and bedroom window)
Months, season and year: June, end Autumn – beginning Winter 2022
Substrate: REEVES Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: ** (Medium)

“One Day of Hope 19590919” by Clive PigottBeetroot and red cabbage for Anthotype emulsionAnthotype from: Red Cabbage (Brassica olearacea var, capitata f. rubra)/Beetroot (Beta vulgaris)
Amount: ½ regular-sized red cabbage. whole beetroot bulb
Extracted using: chopping and food blender. sieved via cheesecloth
Thinner: Alcohol
Layers: x 3 layers
Used to create image: US Letter-sized OHP Apollo paper, taped in place
Challenges or observations:
• Decided to use a blend of pigments to soften the red of the beetroot with the lighter lilac red cabbage.
• Weather at the time was mostly clear days with intense but fairly low sun.
• The positive was placed over paper in a glass picture frame and then placed in bedroom window panel.
• The bedroom window panel is not the cleanest/clearest it could be – it gets very battered by our strong north-westerlies. This may be the reason for the non-uniform colouration across thex6 panels
• I made far too much emulsion than needed – should have weighed out much less. The pigment blend is 1:1 volume:volume
• X6 identical positive images of my mother on her wedding day 19 September 1959

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