I am an Architect and Printmaker. My Lockdown Prints were made during the COVID crisis with no access to a printing press but an abundance of sunny days. I documented my life and “The Everyday” in cyanotype – a form of sun printing famously used by Victorian botanist Anna Atkins.
The exploration of “The Everyday” has interested me for a while and became even more relevant during this period; the desire to imbue that which we take for granted with greater significance; to make some sense of the mundaneness of life and to find a way of expressing it through art. Unlike traditional printmaking, Cyanotypes describe something that is no longer there; they are like a memory or a ghost, where the shadow of the object makes the image. With my series, I used this historic process to produce more contemporary prints and create a lasting record and memory of these unprecedented times.