Hand painted cyanotype with 22 carat gold leaf on paper
75 cm round
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 works are often hand painted or gilded with 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".