On Saturday Morning, a group of art students from Chiang Mai University came over to Rumpueng for a cyanotype workshop. I showed them some of my previous prints and went through the process of mixing up the chemical solutions and preparing the paper/surface for printing. Found materials from the area were used for printing and we had a few hours to explore and experiment together.
Setting up our indoor workspace.
We printed on various types of paper.
A favourite was tracing paper.
The print darkens over time and the details become very clear.
They investigated the x-ray quality produced by some plant materials.
We worked on a collaborative piece
documenting the meaning of place.
Painting with cyanotype solution, exposing in natural light, developing in water. Quite like how the blues have been turning out.
This is a good read on the cyanotype process from Christopher James.
Took a cyanotype class at HK FARM a few weekends ago taught by artist and photographer Martin Cheung. I do love any sort of printing but also wanted to learn more about HK FARM’s rooftop garden and bees. We’re doing some growing at school and looking to expand our edible farm. Currently awaiting the arrival of a composter and will soon be partnering up with local organic farmers. Exciting times.