Marion De Boer

Marion De Boer (Netherlands)

Title: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
Medium: textiles, analogue photography, cyanotype, cross stitching
Size: 21 x 29cm
Price: 350 euro

My beloved grandmother who passed away over 20 years ago, left us a pile of selfmade, hand sewed, stitched, crocheted and knitted material. This piece of cross-stitched handwork goes back almost a century and was stained and dirty. I used the cyanotype technique to cover the stains and a red cotton thread to consolidate it to the piece of linen that you provided by hand. The piece is an hommage to the often neglected skills and work of women, especially related to textiles. The cyanotype is a mid 19th century aanga photographic technique that gives the piece a fresh new 21-century look.

I am a academic anthropologist and visual storyteller that is interested in creating local and sustainable images with elements from nature and used or recycled materials.

I make blueprints or cyanotypes and other alternative and experimental analoge photographs and contactprints without using a camera. Pictures are developed with uv-light. I expose local flowers, leaves and seaweeds to sunlight and print them on expired photo paper, aquarelpaper or recycled cotton and linen. I’m interested in communicating through my art in expositions or collaborative projects.