Jo de PearLondonJo de Pear is a British printmaker based in London. She is known for her expertise in etching, lithography, collagraphy and silkscreen printing. Recent works have been focused on the cyanotype process using UV light from the Caribbean sun. She has been exhibited across the United Kingdom from the Mall Galleries to The Barbican and the Scottish National Gallery. Recent press includes Collins & Brown as well as The Instant Printmaker and Hybrid Prints. Jo’s work is held by impressive collections such as The British Museum and the prints and drawings collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Follow her on Instagram @jo_de_pear.
This ephemeral series from printmaker, Jo de Pear focuses on the cyanotype process using the strong UV light of the Caribbean sun on the island of Antigua. Armed with secateurs, she forages the island for a diversity of fauna and flora to adorn her creations such as these beautiful palm fronds.
Title: Midnight Palm I
Print Size: 54 x 77cm.
Full bleed, no border. Deckled (torn) paper edge.
Paper: Somerset Velvet (White) 300 gsm (unless specified)
Unique. Edition of 1
External Dimensions: 78 x 92 cm
These works are made using the cyanotype photographic process, which uses simple chemistry, light and water to produce a unique blue image. Autographic line drawings take the place of a photographic negative to create the final image. Each cyanotype is created by hand individually and as a result there may be a slight difference between the screen version and the final print. Please note that the cyanotype is full bleed, there is no border on the paper and the edge of the paper is deckled i.e it will have a rough edge.
Each cyanotype is signed individually by the artist on the bottom corner in white pencil, and signed on the reverse with the the edition number and title.
The cyanotype will be floated within the frame on a white background (mount board). The print will be hinge mounted, a process which will allow the print to be safely removed from the frame should there ever be a need to do so. Please note that as this is hand framed, that there may be a slight wave in the print within the frame which is a common occurrence when framing original prints.