Category Archives: Anthotypes

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Anthotyping is the long-neglected art of using only plants, paper, and sunlight to create photographic prints. The images you see are created by collecting plants from the wild and grinding them in a natural ’emulsion’ that is then painted onto paper and exposed to sunlight for anywhere from 5 to 50 hours. There is no electricity and no synthetic chemicals involved in this process. The subjects of the portraits themselves are members of our local plant community, ever-present whether we notice or not, bearers of great nutritional, medicinal, and spiritual gifts. These images are intended to evoke the spirit of these often overlooked beings who have so much to offer us – a collaboration between people and plants for the renewal of our relationship with nature.

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Anthotyping is an excellent way to interact directly with plants, image, and light. I love to present, teach, and workshop this process – feel free to contact me.