Jan Peel

Cousin Frank Studio

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Feather Study

The notion of early photographic printing being so closely related to today’s printmaking and to my work really caught my attention. Using the early botanical interest of flora and fauna, I used feathers to make contact prints with both photo-etching and solar plate techniques.

My resulting prints had a nostalgic feel to them, suggestive of another era and referencing the early work of photography and printing techniques explored.  This form of photogram made without a camera becomes a trace of a presence, an indexical sign, a physical transfer and has a haptic quality, all of which resonate with my work. 


Peacock Feather  Solar Plate etching

31x25 cm mounted




Feathers  etched plate

32x26 cm mounted





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