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Spectacular Swarms of Cyanotype-Printed Butterflies Form Urban Guerrilla Art Installations
Posted By Helen Morgan On October 10, 2012 @ 5:14 pm In Animals,Art,carousel showcase,gallery | No Comments
Lewis’s work takes care not to permanently affect the environment, and each of the blue cotton prints can be removed, to create a dazzling—yet temporary—intervention into the landscape . According to the artist, the works are linked to the scientific use of cyanotype printing, which was a popular technique for image-making in the beginning of last century.
As a scientific method for documenting species, the cyanotype representation acts as as a stand in for the real thing, much as Lewis’s pieces bring vibrant scatterings of nature and its form into otherwise drab urban settings.
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Images courtesy of Tasha Lewis
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 Tasha Lewis: http://www.tashalewis.info/
 cyanotype: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype
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 intervention into the landscape: http://inhabitat.com/tag/temporary-art/
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