Hi everyone! Thank you for coming to check out ProjectBlue!
I started ProjectBlue to spread the joy of creating your own artwork using Cyanotype printing. I first came across Cyanotype printing during my studies at Lasalle College Of The Arts and have been captivated by the beautiful blue-hued images produced by this method since. The beauty found in the silhouettes and details amidst the shades of blue give images a timeless and ethereal beauty that inspires me whenever a new print is made.
Cyanotype printing is a fascinating blend of printmaking and an alternative photographic printing process with its origins dating back to the creation of blueprints in 1842. In contemporary times, Cyanotype printing has evolved into an art form with numerous advantages. It serves as a gateway to spark interest in both art and chemistry, allowing participants to experience the excitement of blending chemicals to create practical solutions that are transformed into art.
Through this creative process, participants have the opportunity to explore various mediums, including paper, wood, and fabrics. Additionally, we encourage participants to infuse their unique individualities into their art by composing pieces with physical objects, which can be used to print images. This fosters a sense of personal expression and creativity.
Beyond its artistic and creative aspects, Cyanotype printing offers therapeutic benefits. Working under the sun not only adds a physical and sensory dimension to the process but also plays a role in regulating our circadian rhythm. This exposure to natural light can contribute to alleviating anxieties, making Cyanotype printing a holistic and enriching experience for participants.
– Odelia Yen (Founder)