Spotlight on Local Art
BJC Outpatient Center at Ellisville
About the Artwork
Framed prints from local artist and photographer Jane Linders beautifully complement the modern interior at BJC Outpatient Center at Ellisville.
Unique stylized prints from Linders’ wet cyanotype botanical series involve a fascinating process to create each image.
Cyanotype, also known as sun printing, is the photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print through an interaction between special chemicals and the sun.
Jane Linders employs a variation of this technique called wet cyanotype, where she undercoats the paper with additional chemicals or substances to alter the results.
Wet Cyanotype Wheat
Wet Cyanotype Vine Leaf
Wet Cyanotype Fern
Wet Cyanotype Creeping
Jenny Botanical Print
Jane says she enjoys the physical involvement during the printing process, which allows her to use her hands, eyes, and intuition when creating the pieces.
She undercoats each piece of paper with watercolor and sprinkles them with turmeric to create bursts of yellow coloring. She then places cuttings from plants found locally, covers them with soap bubbles and plastic wrap, and exposes them to the sun to create extraordinary results.
These wet cyanotype botanical prints by Jane Linders combine artistry and chemistry and offer a unique take on local plant life at this state-of-the-art clinic.
About the Artist
St. Louis-based artist and photographer Jane Linders has been practicing chemistry for the last fifteen years while taking an interest in infrared photography. After experimenting with black and white infrared film for five years, Linders began exploring alternative photographic processes.
Jane currently specializes in alternative process photography such as black and white infrared, polaroid transfers, emulsion lifts, and cyanotypes. Reflecting on her creative process, Jane states that “the depth of the tactile experience and the imposed slowness reveals moods and nuances in my images that I wouldn’t normally see.”