Marian Hester Prints
A series of archival prints based on natural corrosives on mild steel and copper plates

Marian Hester’s experiments in using shadows to make cyanotype solar prints led her to find ways to fix those shadows on sheets of metal. Colour and chemicals continue to react from the surface of plate, subjects become overgrown and disfigured, recognition fades into lore. The plates will continue to change, so the works are documented which will create a tension between the archival digital print and the ephemerality of the plates. The works offer a rare opportunity to witness the constant cycle of growth and decay over time.