Dragon (VIII)Quin de la Mer
Cyanotype on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on back
15 " h x 22 " w |0 lbs. 6 oz.
This piece is a cyanotype, which is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Quin used heirloom seeds to create this abstract image bringing to mind the sea and cosmos. Her process included soaking the paper in a water bath for up to 5 minutes. The result creates some minimal warping, however, this is typically considered a beautiful part of the artwork. Many people prefer to float frame the work in order to preserve the warping effects. The artwork will lay flat in a traditional frame if desired.
Part of an ongoing series titled Dragons considering the immediate experience of existence itself. "The materials used during the making process are elements of the natural world; the result, reminiscent of the Cosmos," says Quin. "Variations created through uncontrollable circumstances generated by wind, sunlight, gravity, and water depict forms not drawn from the visible world. It is my intention to create an aesthetic feeling of awareness that moves between viewer and artwork."
Indian Wells, California
Surrounded by artists and activists in San Francisco’s Mission district, Quin de la Mer creates conceptual, mixed-media artwork. She combines classical fresco techniques and contemporary abstraction to create what she calls “Modern Frescos.” Despite the many layers and textured appearance, the surface of each artwork is smooth and highly polished. As light reflects off the surface, each piece is in a constant state of change. Music is a crucial element to her work. Quin, a classically trained pianist, considers her frescos visual pieces of music. Just as music is composed of vibration of sound, her paintings are composed of vibrations of light.