Copyright Josie Purcell: this applies to all images in this Gallery.
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#HarenaNow – Non-fixed Lumens
These images make up my ongoing work with non-fixed Lumen printing and digital manipulation, with a number being part of my MA final shows. (2017 to 2018)
#HarenaNow – cyanotypes
This shows early cyanotype work-in-progress from 2016 to 2017 as part of my Harena Now cyanotype experiments (2017).
This work relates to my interest in our misuse of plastic. It primarily uses discarded children’s plastic dolls that represent mythical goddesses of nature to create a juxtaposition between innocence and ignorance (2017).
These images are test chemigram pieces (2016-17)
Mixed photographic media
This work shows my manipulation of instant film combined with cyanotype (2016).
These early experiments with the lumen process are made with vegetables or solar powered lights at night (2016).
The anthotype process is one I love. The landscape images here are from my 2017 commissioned exhibition for the University of Exeter’s Environmental Science Institute and Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s bee pollination project, Farm for AONBees.
My ‘Left Litter’ project is one I hope to return to. It shows the decomposing litter and changing face of a small part of one short lane in my village. The lane itself on first glance does not look littered, but closer inspection tells another tale (2017).