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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) anthotype by Alina Vuxanovici

“Delicate” by Alina Vuxanovici
Country: Romania
Parts used: Powder
Application: Brushing
Exposure time: 2.5 hours
Month, season and year: August, Summer, 2022
Substrate: Watercolour paper
Contrast of final print: * (Low)

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) anthotype by Alina VuxanoviciTurmeric (Curcuma longa) anthotypeAmount: 2 tbsp turmeric; 8 tbsp domestic alcohol
Extracted using: Turmeric powder and alcohol were bought
Thinner: Alcohol
Layers: 2
Used to create image: Photogram of locust leaves

Challenges or observations:

  • The thinner the paper is, the more the background looks “stained”.
  • The more layers of coating, the more exposure time is needed (exponential maybe).
  • This specific artwork I submitted could have been exposed a few more hours in the hot blazing sun.

Instagram: @alinavuxanovici
Facebook: AlinaVuxanovici

Additional information: This is my first anthotype and, although it is not what I was hoping for, I am still thinking it is delicate through its imperfection.

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