Sun 10 Aug — Sun 30 Nov 2014
- 10.00 am
- Dawyck Botanic Garden (find us)
- The Studio
- No booking required
Anne Rae BA (Hons), graduate of Napier and Heriot Watt Universities, has a background in photography, design and fine art. Using different photographic techniques and other media, Anne explores a visual rhetoric to comment on and describe her perceived interconnection of all things - in essence, a blueprint.
Blueprint - or cyanotype - is an original, direct (as opposed to lens-distorted) photographic process. It is based, like photosynthesis, on the chemical conversion of light energy from the sun. Victorian botanist, Anna Atkins (1799 - 1871) was one of its first proponents - at the time, a true pioneer of the cyanotype process and botanic representation.
This mixed media, primarily botanic exhibition combines unique cyanotype contact prints with other media including - more contemporary, predominantly - blue, digitally-printed, lens-based imagery. It celebrates a great deal - from the wide scope of photography, to rare, inspirational foremothers, like Anna Atkins.