Athena's Victory in Gold

Chloe McCarrick, 2020             

Cyanotype with gold leaf 

Print size: D300mm; Framed: 385mm

This artwork was inspired by Athena, the ancient goddess of wisdom and victory. Represented symbolically here as an owl, owl's are associated with the moon, the night and the feminine.

Athena's Victory In Gold was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, an illustration of a barn owl and sketches of the moon and it’s lunar craters. After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. It can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with 24-carat gold leaf.

The image is printed on handmade recycled cotton rag paper, float mounted above a snow-white 8001 mount board in a white frame to showcase the paper texture and deckled edging.​​​ All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick ​Artglass AR70 / 3mm ​anti-reflective/ 79% UV protected glazing as standard. Please enquire if you require a bespoke frame made in alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.

If you wish to purchase this work in a black frame, please enquire info@mintarts.com.

 

Other works by Chloe McCarrick:

Hathor Under the Moonlight cyanotype photographic print by Chloe McCarricknConvergent Camouflage cyanotype photographic print by Chloe McCarricknLunar Etiquette in Gold Limited Edition Print by Chloe McCarricknMusings in Heaven Limited Edition Print by Chloe McCarrick

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Photographer Chloe McCarrickArtist: Chloe McCarrick

Chloe McCarrick is a renown fine art photographer and mixed-media printmaker. Best known for her circular cyanotypes and still life photography of feathers, she embraces and develops innovative ways of reworking photographic images through collage and mixed-media print techniques, and by blending science, darkroom alchemy and art. Her work explores the boundless possibilities of image production in the age of modern printmaking with an aim to reinvent, recycle, redefine, experiment and preserve.

Female empowerment, natural history and science are recurring themes across Chloe's work. She constructs visual narratives from the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women - celebrating their achievements, uncovering their struggles and telling the stories of these often unsung heroes. By creating an army of heroes/sheroes, she is attempting to give them a voice, to transform their stories into symbolic pictorial form and in turn hoping these protagonists' positive message inspires others.

"I hope people are empowered by the story behind each piece and that the subject matter ignites imaginations and a curiosity to delve deeper. The key emotion is to feel connected - connected to the story, the techniques and the science behind the work, and to be connected to the elements of nature I introduce to explore human experience and the relationship between each of us, and the world we live in

Chloe exhibits internationally and her work is collected around the world.

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