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Robin Hill


Beach Debris 2003 cyanotype on paper, mounted on wood, ten panels, 108-1/2 x 25-3/4 inches
Source: http://www.artcritical.com

Robin Hill hails from New York and Nova Scotia and is certainly one of my favourite cyanotype artists. Robin collects various discarded objects – and then uses them to make her wonderful big cyanotype installations. I think the one above was made from beach flotsam. I’m just impressed by the size of it and how it all fits together.

In an interview with Ron Janowich for Art Critical, Robin Hill explained some of her fascination with cyanotype by saying “What the cyanotype records is the quality of translucence and opacity in a material, and also the distance the material is from the paper and any shadow it cast”. She also went on to explain that a cyanotype explored more than what could be seen with the naked eye. It is neither microscopic or a magnification, but a one-to-one ratio of the object itself.

Source: http://www.artcritical.com/2006/10/01/robin-hill-multiplying-the-variations/ and http://www.othervoices.org/3.1/rhill/index.php