Here Be Dragons

This series of 4 large cyanotypes (sun prints) were created for the “Cartographies” exhibition as part of the Urban Photo Festival. Sarah mapped her moles as if they were stars in the cosmos. In an attempt to map our place in the larger universe, each work explores a different scientific theory.


These prints were made by using the Cyanotype technique of photography that dates back to 1800s. Sarah coated the paper in darkness using a mixture of chemicals. She laid plants, her enlarged negatives, and old maps onto the paper and exposed it to the sun. Prints are developed in water, and have longlasting archival properties. Finally she connected the constellations of moles with drawn lines, and added silver leaf for the planets on ‘Music of The Spheres’.

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