Cyanotypes of the shoreline
Although I have decided to leave the wave tracing drawings behind and move forward with the cyanotype works, I am still very interested in the site in which I created the drawings - Bucklands Beach at the mouth of the Tamaki River. I made the decision to respond to the site through cyanotype: laying sheets of photo-sensitive paper along the shoreline where they would be touched by the edges of the waves. In a sense this is still an act of tracing, just through an alchemic method of making rather than drawing, which I feel is even more of a direct imprint.
Moving forward I would like to repeat this process on a much larger scale: potentially prepping a large length of fabric with liquid cyanotype and laying it along the edge of the waves to create a work that is much more immersive and experiential.