(Hand-crafted gum bichromate prints)
The Australian Rainforest is a magical and fascinating environment that is home to complex eco-systems and an abundance of exquisite plant species. The artist's garden, twenty five acres of secluded sub-tropical landscape, is considered one of the best private gardens in the Byron Bay Hinterland. The gardens are a never ending source of inspiration and delight.
Gum Bichromate printing is a 19th-century photographic printing process done by layering watercolour pigments that are prepared in a light sensitive emulsion and then applied in multiple layers using single colour split negatives. Gum prints are capable of rendering painterly images from photographic negatives. The process is labour intensive and every individual image created is unique.