3x4.5 Original Cyanotype by Tasha Cathey
The Davallia Collection
Rabbits Foot Fern (Davallia fejeensis) sits on my studio desk and is my favorite print featured in this series. This is my first collection of cyanotypes and likely my last for a season of time. I took up this project during quarantine as a rest from my earth pigment work. In light of the pandemic and civil rights movements in our country I spent many probing, pensive and prayerful moments alone creating these pieces. These original prints are one of a kind. These pieces are created from living matter being scorched by the sun and leaving a beautiful lasting imprint on the foundation they rest on and I found that incredibly poetic.