The Artful Science of Cyanotypes with Ansel Oommen

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One part art and one part science, the cyanotype is as mesmerizing as it is methodical. Invented by chemist John Herschel and popularized by botanist Anna Atkins, the cyanotype has a rich history that has touches on both architecture and alternative photography. Discover how to harness the power of sunlight and create beautiful botanical prints, guided step-by-step by scientist and artist Ansel Oommen. Learn which plants work best for cyanotypes and how to arrange them to create your own dreamy, ethereal piece.

Date: Sunday, April 29

Time:  10 - 12PM

Ticket Price: $40

About Ansel Oommen:

Ansel Oommen is an urban naturalist and a clinical laboratory scientist-in-training at the New York Methodist Hospital Center for Allied Health Education. He is also a research assistant for the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene and a voluntary research assistant at the New York Botanical Garden. Drawing from his eclectic background, he developed a new combination process for creating botanical cyanotypes in 2016.

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