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Plants Have Lives Too

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    Susan Huber
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These are 3 day Northern Hemisphere exposures. Each plant’s diversity has its own special brew of life juices as shown filtering out on to the thick watercolour papers from France & Italy. The processes of Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown - two of the earliest 19th century ultraviolet sensitive salts of Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype are still relevant in today’s age of quick gratification & building towards better appreciation of the forms of life that we often take for granted. These plants are from my garden & some prints like the Dahlias include plant materials that didn’t want to leave the paper.

Analog large and medium format photography using 19th century processes of platinum/ palladium, cyanotype and van dyke brown of landscapes, and fauna.

Awards 2015 Mahon Hall, Salt Spring Island, BC. Salt Spring National Art Prize
2011 Sally Mann Award by Joni Sternbach, Luz gallery, Victoria, BC
2008 Prix de la Photographie in Fine Art Landscape and Architecture, Paris, France
2007 High and Dry VII, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2006 Project Assistance Grant from British Columbia Arts Council, B.C.
2005 High and Dry V, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX