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Ecoprints on a fire pit

I learned this technique in the summer 2018 at a time when I was getting more and more interested in observing the course of the light through the year. I then started to make books of ecoprints at specific times, as well as at specific locations. This beautiful technique offers the benefits of direct immersion and observation of the natural world around us and it brings a very  tactile  and physical reminder of the plants. At the beginning of the month I took the challenge to try the technique on a fire pit rather than the usual cooker. This took place at my friend (and artist) Val Turton's amazing allotment. The size of the container will allow much larger ecoprints ! More ecoprints photos HERE .  "Eco printing or eco dyeing is a contemporary application of the traditions of natural dyeing. In eco printing or dyeing, plants are enclosed in textiles or paper, bundled by winding over rods or stacked in layers and then steamed or immersed in hot water to extract th