54 x 56 cm | 21 x 22 in
Unique cyanotype on Fabriano paper Signed & titled in pencil on front.
"This cyanotype is from a series of studies for a new project on bee (and other pollinator) friendly flowers. The cyanotype process is a historic photographic process that was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and brought to photography by Anna Atkins. Photograms are camera-less images made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the light-sensitive surface."
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Baum makes fresh and invigorating connections with an increasingly ignored nature. The young artist was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2009, where the judges included Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans, who reviewed over 10,000 slides and hundreds of videos to bring together the showcase of contemporary talent. Baum’s ‘Lunar Mare’ series received high praise from Wolfgang Tillmans himself: "It’s a very specific vision-it’s definitely something I have never seen before and it is an achievement."
Furthermore, Myka’s work followed on to be selected for long-term display at Arts Council England alongside only 9 other recent New Contemporaries.