Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Thursday 20 June 2024

Jayne Wallett – Blue Dresses

Event Details

Open during normal bookshop hours
Date: 01/07/2022 - 31/07/2022 | Venue: The Wivenhoe Bookshop
Time: All Day

“The dress in European culture can represent restriction or freedom, display or modesty. Traditionally a woman’s wealth and class were obvious from her wardrobe. In this series I have produced images ranging from the rough sort of dress of a low status servant or a cook, to the fashion ‘frock’ which would worn by their mistress.

These five blue dresses have been produced using two different techniques; the smaller images are Cyanotypes – mono prints made with paper soaked in a light sensitive solution of Prussian Blue. I used transparent masks to produce images that look like X-rays.

The two larger dresses are made using Gouache Lift – a technique that uses a painted mask.”

Jayne Wallett

July 2022