floating emulsion

Canvas Prints

aglaia b

Melbourne, Australia

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Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.7"
Medium 12.0" x 16.0"
Large 16.0" x 21.4"
X large 20.0" x 26.7"


  • Each custom artwork is hand stretched and printed for your order
  • Vibrant colors printed on artist grade canvas
  • Printed image wraps 0.25 inch (0.6 cm) over the edges; the sides are white
  • Hanging hardware is included

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Artist's Description

This image was shot on Fujichrome Velvia film (transparency film) and the transparency was manipulated further using a Daylab printer and Polaroid pull apart film. Once the positive was formed, some citroclean was sprayed onto it and it was placed into a bath of water. The emulsion lifts off its backing and is floating literally like very fine seaweed in the water. Extreme care was taken to lift this emulsion out of the water and onto blotting paper. Whilst it is still wet it can be manipulated further into any shape you wish. In this case a very rugged border. Once dry it sets into the blotting paper. This is the final result. This is a very unique technique as you will never be able to reproduce the same image twice due to the fact that it is dependant on how carefully and with a huge amount of experimentation, you retrieve the emulsion out of the water and how you manipulate it on the paper while it is wet.

Everything about this technique is experimental. Firstly a variety of transparency films were experimented with. Pulling the emulsion off the backing of the Polaroid film was also experimented with. A few different cleaners were used due to the chemicals present in them and I found that citroclean worked best at doing this.

More works created with this technique can be found here

A Polaroid film transfer of the image was also created and can be found here

Artwork Comments

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