Land/Sea/Sky: Cyanotype Flags
December 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Opening: Saturday, Dec 14, 7-9pm
Most ancient peoples had no word for the color blue.
They could not explain the sky nor the ocean. Poetry and love letters suffered. Once “blue” entered the world the earth rattled and chimed, sending forth “turquoise” and “sapphire.” The Navajo and the Jewelers rejoiced. Poets wept.
Picasso danced and Policemen beamed.
Artists worldwide were invited to celebrate World Cyanotype Day at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas by creating cyanotype flags interpreting the theme of Land/Sea/Sky. More than 300 people answered the call. The collection now travels to New Orleans to be joined with flags created here.
Strung together, the flags symbolize the beautiful planet we all inhabit.
Top image: JM Golding – cyanotype photogram on fabric
Lower image: World Cyanotype Day installation view at A Smith Gallery, 2019