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    Johanna Ryan

    Open to Interpretation

    Dimensions: Height 50 in x Width 84 in.

    Medium: Cyanotype on tea dyed muslin

    $348 /mo
    Purchase: $4,300
    • One of a kind art with certificate from artist
    • Free delivery and installation*
    • Free art styling session with our art curators

    NOTICE: This item is extra large and only available for delivery within the five boroughs of New York.

    Open to Interpretation

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    This cyanotype (blue-and-white prints made with photosensitive chemicals) was printed on a large piece of raw canvas, rough at the edges and not stretched into a rectangular shape. Johanna depicts nature not as a specific tree or landmark but an influence that surrounds us, as layered as the different shades of blue made possible by printing technique.

    Johanna Ryan

    Johanna Ryan

    Works in Brooklyn, NY

    What if we saw nature not as distinguishable things like trees, mountains, and soil, but as a cloud of influences that surround us? Harkening back to her memories growing up in nature and a personal interest in Ecofeminism, Johanna's method of printmaking is in itself a dialogue with nature. In cyanotypes, the intentional outlines of base drawings intermingle with spontaneous factors like the angle, brightness, and hue of sunlight - even the canvas it is printed on is candidly frayed at the edges. In her other prints also, watercolor-like effects make even the ground appear buoyant. You'll like Johanna if: you had a favorite tree growing up that you made sure to hug everyday.

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