In Summer 2020, I spent two months making cyanotypes/“sun prints” at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, WA and leading art activities with occasional visitors (while taking health precautions due to covid-19) to explore the local Salish Sea ecosystem and the relationship between pollinators and agriculture.
Cyanotype is a 19th century photographic process using sunlight to develop rich blue backgrounds, leaving ghostly silhouettes wherever an object cast a shadow during exposure. 
Recorded shadows symbolize the potential absence of the biologically and culinarily diverse plants we stand to lose because of pollinator loss—not only honeybees, but also the broad variety of species that are native to the Pacific Northwest.

Panorama of studio/gallery space at Shoreline Art Cottage

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