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Keiko Goto

Keiko Goto Cyanotype Graffiti Fantasia 1

Graffiti Fantasia 1 – Cyanotype Traditional 
The Cyanotype process was presented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 to the Royal Society of London. A Cyanotype is based on combining ferric ammonium citrate with potassium ferricyanide. Working solutions are created from each of the chemicals. These are mixed in equal parts before coating onto the paper surface. The light sensitive surface after dying in the dark is exposed to UV (Sunlight) using either a negative or object to create an image. It is fixed by washing in water. The characteristic cyan blue colour image is embedded in the fibres of the paper. Sir John Herschel’s cyanotype process became known as the Blueprint or Prussian blue.

About Keiko Goto: (Japan Australia) Keiko arrived in Australia with her father who was involved in The Snowy Mountain Scheme’s final project, Tumut 3 Power Station in 1970 and became a part of the multicultural Australian immigration history. Living abroad in Japan, UK, and Russia, Keiko established a vibrant international background characterising her love of nature and people living on the land. A film-based photographer with works featured in The beauty of the monochrome world enhanced by the added character of the piece by piece hand printed fibre prints is timeless. Keiko’s works have been exhibited at galleries in Australia and China.