PROCESS

I hand treat fabric and paper to make it photosensitive, compose objects on top of the treated surface, then expose the composition to the bright midday sun to print silhouettes directly onto the surface. Because it is a direct printing process, each sun-kissed print is completely unique. The final image is only revealed as I develop the print in water. I handcraft the printed fabric into stunningly distinctive pieces.

TRAINING

Before making art myself, I studied art history. I learned the cyanotype process as a fellow in the education department of a photography museum, where I combined lectures with hands-on workshops. I continue to develop my skills by experimenting with different printing and dyeing processes. I first learned to sew from my grandmother, whose pinking shears hang on the wall of my home studio at the foot of the Hollywood Hills.

MATERIALS

I am committed to using environmentally responsible materials whenever possible. I use high-quality watercolor paper for my cyanotype prints, acid-free matboard, recycled card stock for greeting cards, organic cotton for pillows and totes, and soft pillow inserts made from recycled plastic bottles.

STOCKISTS

Martine & Patrick cyanotype pieces can be found at the following shops and events. If you are interested in stocking our work, please get in touch.

Treehaus

Los Angeles County Store

Renegade Craft Fair, Los Angeles, Dec 2016

Jackalope Art Fair, Pasadena, Nov 2016

Unique LA, April 2016