When Anna Atkins made her cyanotype of this pinkish-red seaweed, it was known as Chylocladia clavellosa. Today, it is referred to as Lomentaria clavellosa, or more commonly, "feathery tube weed". It wouldn't have been difficult for Atkins to find: the plant is widespread around Britain and Ireland, and can be spotted many other places around western Europe.
Atkins created her cyanotype photograms by placing the specimen onto light-sensitive paper, and then exposing paper and subject to the sun for a period of time. She then developed the image using the cyanotype process, resulting in a rich blue background.
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 200
20"x16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 5