Scott Murphy, Art
This project attempts to portray how connections to the environment provide strength and opportunities for growth. By printing cyanotype images of landscapes and plant life on bones, my work links the ecological world with a representation of mortality. The symbolism of bones provide concepts of strength and life, while the symbolism of blue evokes emotions of distance and longing that create a dreamy memory-inspired image quality throughout the series. The historic processes of cyanotype printing and indigo dying were successfully modified for the medium of bones, allowing both artistic techniques to work together in harmony.
Bernstein, Alexis R., "Sublime Memories: Bones as a medium for cyanotype printing and indigo dying; The strength derived from connection to the environment; And the power of the color blue" (2017). All College Thesis Program, 2016-present. 31.