‘At The Centre Of The Forest’ is a piece that was originally planned as a photogravure print. In the end, Jonny decided to use the cyanotype process to produce this large scale piece of 18 A4 sections. Unlike the majority of photographic printing processes, the chemicals used in creating cyanotype images are not toxic and therefore eco-friendly. Cyanotypes have always been associated with images of flora from some of the earliest examples such as the work of Anna Atkins, whose book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions is the first to be illustrated entirely with photographs.
The piece was shown for the first time at ‘Still Life’ runs at the Leicester Contemporary, 16 Market Street, Leicester, LE1 6DP until the 27th of November. The show has been an unqualified success with over 900 people visiting it over the 10 day run, and we couldn’t be happier with the response we’ve had from the public. Hopefully we will be able to tour the show in the near future. We would like to thank everyone who came to visit the show, especially friends and family who travelled from as far Scotland and Wales to see the show. Many thanks to @leicestercontemporary @florencetrust @leicestercitycouncil The Company of Artists cic and @designseasonleicester and of course special thanks again to Steve and Yuka.
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