Dew Point

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Dew Point
57 in
55 in
(145 cm x 140 cm)
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Dew point is a meteorological term denoting the atmospheric temperature, varying according to pressure and humidity, below which water droplets begin to condense and dew can form. I made these wet process/solar dye prints of tall blue lettuce and Japanese knotweed in high summer, when the dew point was indicative of the oppressive heat and humidity. The lettuce is a native wildflower, and the knotweed is a noxious invasive plant. I liked the contrast between their differing leaf forms, and the different reactions I have to finding them flourishing along the edges of my property.
Artist-painted and commercial silk and cotton
Wet processed cyanotype and solar dye printed, stitched