Hand-painted cyanotype with 22 carat gold leaf
112 x 75 cm
Created entirely from the artist's images, starting with a trapeze artist photographed in the artist's studio.
These cyanotype works use UV light from the sun to expose objects and large scale photographic negatives directly on to the paper which has been coated with a light sensitive emulsion.
Once dried, the work has been hand painted and gilded with 22 carat gold leaf.
Emerson describes "the technique itself has an element of magic about it, it is wonderful to be able to combine painting, collage and photography in this way".