Framed Botanical Prints (5x7) by Kathleen Bunin
One-of-a-kind eco-prints by artist Kathleen Bunin made using ligularia and rhododendron leaves from her garden.
Kathleen bundles plants and watercolour paper with a natural colorant and mordant (in these cases logwood bark and alum), then submerges and boils the bundles with rusty nails. The chemical reaction of the nails with the natural tannins in the plants helps to give the images more detail. No two images are ever the same due to the seasonal changes in the plants and the amounts and types of colorant and/or mordant used.
Botanical print on watercolour paper
5 x 7 in (unframed)
12.5 x 18 cm (unframed)
5.75 x 7.75 in (framed)
14.5 x 19.5 cm (framed)