La Fleur du Soleil

Barbara Goodbody, La Fleur du Soleil # 1-13, 1983, Mortancage silver print, 8.5 x 11.5 inches

Barbara studied with Jean Pierre Sudre (1921 - 1997) in 1983. He was the creator of the mortancage process and brought it to popularity in the 1960s. Mortancage is based on a late 19th century photographic process know as etch-bleach. This procedure allows artist to manipulate their images by altering the tonality of the print which givies the image the appearance of veils. Each photograph becomes one of a kind.