photo-blueprint on satin; artists's technique: " Blueprinted onto sensitized satin, then stitched, stuffed and developed the desired relationship with the other materials (flowers and ribbon). Blueprinting: "From a small camera negative a large print. This large negative is then contact printed by the use of sunlight or "artificial light" on a material that has been "sensitized" (coated) with blueprint chemicals. To develop the print (stop light sensitivity) the material (cloth or paper) is placed in several washes of water until no excess of chemicals remain. I have set up a permanent relationship between two objects ( a young woman's hands and a dried-flower corsage) to make one tangible, visual image. I have given each object a different characteristic. the dried flowers will maintain their lovely colors for an indeterminate period of time, while the hands will continue to fade with exposure to light."
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.