Cyanotype print, 8" x 10 1/2" (unframed)
The surface is silky with rich color and a beautiful sheen. This work ships flat and matted, ready to be framed.
The cyanotype prints are printed on Japanese Sekishu paper made from the inner bark of the Kozo plant. It is archival, and one of the oldest continuously made papers in Japan. Each piece has small inclusions in the paper, and is hand printed in the sun, making them uniquely one of a kind.
As our lives have changed, during the COVID-19 lockdown, I took on a #100dayproject on Instagram. The challenge, create and post a piece of art a day for 100 days.This became the seed for Garden Cyanotype prints.
Capturing the beauty of my plants in a different light evolved from not knowing what day it was, into a 100-day exploration of the calm and joy of working and cultivating images in my garden.
A professional sculptor, porcelain artist and designer, Claudia Hollister previously designed for Reed & Barton Silversmiths, Orrefors Crystal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Godiva Chocolates. Claudia has shown at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum and Cartier Jewelers. After starting her porcelain studio she was commissioned to create large-scale site-specific installations for children’s hospitals, corporations and hotels.
Hollister began teaching encaustic painting at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2012 and was instrumental in developing the successful guest artist workshop series. Claudia is known for her encaustic still life paintings focusing on the vessel, as a voluptuous sculptural form.
Intrigued with a process for printing in the sun without dangerous chemicals, she started making Cyanotype prints in 2014. Currently Claudia prints during the summer creating images from her garden as stand alone prints, also incorporating them into grounds for her encaustic work.
Claudia paints full-time in her Portland, Oregon studio. She holds a BFA from the University of Oregon.