Anthotypes, invented by Mary Somerville in 1842, are created by coating a substrate with fugitive plant dye. The coated paper is covered with an object or image printed on transparency and left in the sun. The intentional fading creates an image. These studies have exposure times varying from one day to three weeks and use botanical materials including blackberries, turmeric, chard, and cabbage.

I am interested in how the ephemeral qualities of nature can become part of the process of art-making. The physical pieces will fade over time and are kept in very low light; however, high resolution scans of each piece are made as a way to document and archive them.