Tucson, Arizona-based artist Joanna Taylor designs and creates botanical cyanotype jewelry from sunlight, paper, silver, and resin.
In the mid-2000s, Joanna began to develop her signature techniques for creating delicate yet durable jewelry from paper. Collaborating with nature itself, her cyanotype technique entwines bright sunlight with the shadow contours of local plants, capturing organic, singular moments in time and place.
An eclectic, electric, and occasionally dyspeptic artist, Joanna also works in linocut printmaking, lettering and book arts, and textiles. Everywhere she goes and everything she learns finds its way into her work in some form.
What is cyanotype?
Cyanotype is a photographic process in which paper is treated with photosensitive chemicals, plants or other materials are laid on the treated paper and exposed to sunlight. After exposure the paper is rinsed with water to develop the gorgeous Prussian blue and white image. Each piece is a memory of a moment in time, an original that captures local life and light.