I CHING EXPLORATION SERIES

CYANOTYPE
PHOTOGRAMS MADE WITH OBJECTS & PAINTED NEGATIVES 

media: Traditional handmade rice paper - mulberry paper
wet mounted on paper with Jin Shofu

dimensions inches:  19.6 x 27.5 in and 19.6 x 19.6 in
dimensions metric: 50 x 50 cm and 50 x 70 cm

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Pivot of the ancient Chinese civilization, the I Ching (Chinese for Classic of Changes) is the book of the Yin-Yang. The alternating of the structural forces of life, the infinite flux of change is here traced by the imprint of light on handmade mulberry paper.

The series illustrates the possible combinations of the Yin-Yang energy used both in the I Ching and Taoist Feng Shui. Some represent a natural element, a life force which tends to express itself within a situation. The Traces series is the printed remanence of the traditional way to perform an I Ching consultation by using yarrow sticks. The other artworks are a free interpretation while I was studying the I Ching and wondering how could I illustrate the endless cycle between light and obscurity through the passage of time.

The prints are unframed and wet mounted on thick mulberry paper with Jin Shofu archival wheat paste in order to increase their lifespan.

title: TRACE: YIN (YOUNG)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a cyanotype artwork print on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: TRACE: YIN (OLD)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a cyanotype artwork print on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: TRACE: YANG (YOUNG)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype contemporary art print on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: TRACE: YANG (OLD)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a modern cyanotype contemporary art print on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: YIN AS A FIRST TIME

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a modern cyanotype contemporary art print on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: MUTATING

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a modern cyanotype contemporary art print on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: FULL YANG

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

an abstract cyanotype art print on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: KUN (THE EARTH)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

an abstract cyanotype art print on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: QIAN (THE HEAVEN)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

an abstract cyanotype art print on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: DUI (THE MIST)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype unique print on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: KHAN (THE ABYSS / WATER)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype unique print on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: GEN (THE MOUNTAIN)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype unique print on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: XUN (THE WIND / ROOTS)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype alternative photography on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: LI (THE FIRE)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype alternative photography on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: ZHEN (THE THUNDER)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype alternative photography on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: LI (THE VISION)

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 in

a cyanotype art on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: EXPANSION

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a cyanotype art on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: CONTRACTION

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a cyanotype art on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: SHAPING

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a modern cyanotype blueprint art on rice paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: MIRRORING

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a modern cyanotype blueprint art on mulberry paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: YIN - DNA

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a modern cyanotype blueprint art on archival paper by Cyril ANDRE

title: YANG - DNA

technique: Cyanotype on mulberry paper (rice paper type)
dimensions: 19.6 x 27.5 in

a modern cyanotype blueprint art on Chinese paper by Cyril ANDRE