Leland Blue Summer, an adventure catching the sunlight and water in Northern Michigan caught on paper. These images were created at different shores and bodies of water around Lake Michigan using a non-toxic cyanotype process.
This item is a high-quality print reproduction of an original cyanotype image.
Erin Patton-McFarren creates experimental cyanotypes, working with simple non-toxic elements in nature. The work created is immediate, capturing the ever changing sunlight as it interacts with water and wind. Currents in the river, lakes and water create their own expression of shape in the natural light. The immediacy of printing in the sun and changing light contrasts the calm of sitting along the river. The interplay of elements in nature create a spontaneous moment on paper, gently marking time and place. What begins as simple form of photography becomes the ephemeral in print.