Cyanotypes are photographic prints generated from UV radiation i.e. sunlight with various chemicals.  They are commonly used as a grade school experiment/art projects due to their simplicity.  Images are formed from either blocking or transmitting light based on the placement of objects, film, or shadows.

This printing process is also used in the re-production of blue printing.

Inspired by this photographic interaction of surfaces, objects, and sunlight I experimented with installing cyanotype paper on various surfaces in order to capture lighting conditions within space.  The paper is able to “freeze” a particular lighting condition or placement of object on a surface, allowing light to become a permanent texture/ornamentation in space.

“Frozen” light vs. Real-time light

Objects and shadow